What You May Be Feeling
Lower Back Pain
Bladder Control Issues or Pain
Sometimes there are no symptoms in patients with spondylolisthesis. When symptoms do exist, the most common is back pain, usually in the lower back. Sometimes, the pain may radiate down the legs, or even feel like a tight or pulled hamstring. If the slipped vertebra is pressing down on a nerve, there may be pain, numbness, or tingling in the leg or foot.
Potential Treatment Options
A laminectomy is a very common procedure that removes a portion of what is known as a the lamina in order to create space in the area affected by the bulging disc. Learn More.
A laminotomy is a spinal decompression surgery where only a very small portion of the lamina is removed to remove pressure on the nerves and spinal cord to relieve pain. Learn More.
During an ACDF the damaged disc in the neck is removed, relieving pain and pressure, while at the same time providing new much needed stability with a reinforced implant. Learn More.
During a lumbar fusion the damaged disc is removed from the lower back (lumbar spine), and the two vertebrae are fused together with a reinforced implant to create more support. Learn More.