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Spondylolisthesis

What is Spondylolisthesis?

It occurs when one of the lower vertebrae to slip forward onto the bone directly beneath.

Can physiotherapy help people with spondylolisthesis?

Yes. Research has shown that physiotherapy is effective for the treatment of low-grade spondylolisthesis.

What are the causes of spondylolisthesis?

  • Birth defect

  • Injury

  • Rapid growth during adolescence

  • Playing sports like football, weight lifting, gymnastics, track and field

  • Arthritis

  • Osteoporosis

  • Bone fractures

  • Sports injury

  • Genetics

How do I know if I have spondylolisthesis?

You will experience the following symptoms:

  • Persistent¬†lower back pain

  • Stiffness in the lower back and legs

  • Lower back tenderness

  • Thigh pain, or spasms, in the back of their thighs

  • Tight hamstring and buttock muscles

  • Numbness, or tingling in their buttocks, legs, and feet

  • Weakness in the leg muscles

  • Increased sway back

  • Pain arching your back

  • Limping

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