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What is Spondylolisthesis

posted on January 27, 2015 by Amendia posted in Blog

Spondylolisthesis is a Greek term, and it essentially means “slippery vertebra.” While the name is long and foreign, the condition it describes is a relatively common one. Spondylolisthesis occurs when one vertebra slips forward over the vertebra below it. This condition occurs most often in the lower region of the back. It can be caused by many things, which include: a weak, degenerative joint; a stress fracture created by a demanding activity or sport; a fractured vertebra caused by an accident or trauma; a disease such as arthritis; and even congenital birth defects

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