This is more commonly referred to as the slipping of one vertebra almost always forward.
Degeneration of the joints of the spine, a bone defect (often resembling a stress fracture), or trauma are often the causes for lumbar spondylolisthesis.
Lumbar spondylosis symptoms can be varied. The most common are:
- Asymptomatic (incidentally found on an X Ray)
- While these symptoms begin on your lower back they can radiate through your buttocks, hips, lips, legs, feet, and toes.
How we Treat Lumbar Spondylolisthesis
In the majority of cases, a regimen of conservative, non-surgical treatment will be enough to successfully manage your spondylosis symptoms. In rare cases, when lower back pain persists despite treatment, surgery may become an option. It's best to discuss your options at a consultation with a specialist.