Conditions and Treatments

Spondylolisthesis/Slipped Disc

What Is Spondylolisthesis/Slipped Disc?

Spondylolisthesis or a slipped disc is a condition that occurs when a bone in the lower spine shifts out of position and is displaced forward over the bone beneath it. The condition may develop from spondylolysis, which is a stress fracture in one of the stacked bones (called vertebrae) that make up the spinal column. Spondylolisthesis occurs when spondylolysis weakens the bone so much that it starts shifting out of position in the spinal column. In addition with arthritis, the facet joints become worn out and are no longer able to stabilize the vertebra (degenerative spondylolisthesis). If the bone shifts out of position too much, it may begin to press on surrounding nerves. Nerve damage may result and can cause shooting pain down the legs.

What Are the Symptoms of Spondylolisthesis/Slipped Disc?

What Are the Causes of Spondylolisthesis/Slipped Disc?

What Are the Treatments for Spondylolisthesis/Slipped Disc?

Non-surgical Treatment