Spondylolisthesis is a condition usually caused by a sports related injury. Genetics may play a role in the likelihood of a spondy occurring in a person that plays football, gymnastics, or a similar sport. A spondy usually occurs in the lumbar spine or low back and is described as one bone or vertebra slipping or sliding forward over the vertebra below it. This forward or anterior position may lead to the spinal cord or a nerve being compressed or squeezed.
Sometimes when a vertebra slips out of place, there maybe no symptoms or a delay in the onset of symptoms. Patients with a spondy may experience the following symptoms:
- Pain in the low back or buttock area
- Pain may increase with coughing or sneezing
- Weakness, numbness or pain in one or both legs
- Hamstrings may feel tight
- Leg muscles may feel tight or weak
- Patients may limp or waddle
- Posture may change and the patient may lean forward
- Trying to stand maybe painful or difficult to achieve
- Loss of bladder or bowel control may occur
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