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Spondylolisthesis is the shifting of one vertebra forward on another vertebra.

This may causes many problems at once, such as:


  • The spinal canal does not line up correctly and it is "kinked" thus creating nerve irritation and/or nerve damage. 

  • The joints of the vertebra do not line up correctly these become quickly painful and arthritic, leading to pain.

  • The nerves that come out of the spine become constricted due to the hole in the bone above and below the vertebra kinking.


There are 2 different types of spondylolisthesis:

  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

  • Spondylolysis also called Lytic Spondylolithesis

Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolysis = Lytic Spondylolisthesis

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