Simply put, a degenerative spondylolisthesis is the slipping of one vertebrae and can be asymptomatic, never requiring treatment. However as you age this disorder can degenerate along with the ligaments and joints in the spine causing one vertebra to slip in the spine changing normal alignment and causing a host of problems.
Due to the nerve compression of this disorder, symptoms can progress to:
- Back pain, leg pain or both
- Weakness in legs
- Muscle spasms
How we Treat Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Depending on the grade of vertebrae slippage, non-surgical treatments may include a comprehensive physical therapy with pain management. If surgery is required, procedures can vary from: