Spondylolisthesis is the name given to the slippage of one vertebra on the other vertebra. Two types are available. The most common type is children and adolescents (see Children and Adolescents). The shifts seen in adulthood are seen as a result of the failure of the disc and intervertebral joints as a result of degenerative changes.
Usually over the age of 50, complaints become evident.
The severity of slip is determined by 5 levels (1 at least 5 completely slipped vertebrae)
spinal canal and nerve roots may be compressed due to slippage and may cause complaints similar to spinal canal stenosis.
HOW TO DIAGNOSIS
Radiological examinations may be requested after the examination of the spine surgeon you have applied to.
The first requested examination is waist x-ray and scoliosis radiographs. In these films, the slip and its level can be determined.
If leg pain is in the foreground, MRI examination of the spinal canal and nerve roots is performed.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS?
only if you have low back pain
should be applied if the slip level is low.
pain relievers, muscle relaxants
physical therapy and exercise programs
intramuscular and/or nerve root injections
shifting shifts in motion movies
Cases where there is no response to non-surgical treatment
muscle weakness in the legs, excruciating pain
It is applied in cases of loss of control of urine and large toilet.
Spondylolisthesis surgery is fixation and fusion with instrumentation. The aim of the surgery is to reduce the amount of slippage and to relieve the nerves under pressure.