In this condition, damage to the bones or joints causes vertebrae to slip forward and distort the spinal cord. The animation will show two types of spondylolisthesis, degenerative and isthmic.
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Related Treatments + Procedures
Facet Joint Injections
Each vertebra in the spine is connected to the vertebra above and below it by facet joints, which are located on both sides of the rear of the spine. A facet joint block can be both diagnostic and therapeutic for back or neck pain. A facet joint block injection can confirm whether the facet joints are indeed the source of pain and can help relieve the pain and inflammation. more
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions. In some cases it may be necessary to repeat the procedure as many as three times to get the full benefit of the medication. Many patients get significant relief from only one or two injections. more
Lumbar Facet Radiofrequency Rhizotomy
This minimally-invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency (RF) neurotomy, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial branch nerves that carry the pain signals. This procedure is performed with local anesthetic. more
Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. The steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions such as spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, sciatica and herniated discs. more
Medial Branch Block
This diagnostic procedure is performed to determine if a specific facet joint is the source of a patient's pain. During the procedure, an injection is administered to block the nerves serving the painful facet joints. more
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed. more