Spondylolisthesis Overview

What is it?

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Spondylolisthesis refers to the forward slippage of a vertebra over the one beneath. Typical symptoms include low back pain, muscle spasms, thigh or leg pain, and weakness.

How it causes pain:

When one vertebra slips forward over the one beneath, the spinal canal becomes narrower. With less room to function in their natural position, the spinal cord and nerves become irritated and inflamed—which translate into chronic pain symptoms. The slippage of the vertebrate can also cause discs to bulge or even herniate.

Can North American Spine fix it?

While there is no cure for this problem, North American Spine can treat the pain and discomfort associated with this disorder.

How North American Spine treats it:

The AccuraScope™ Discectomy and Neural Decompression uses an endoscope to seek out your sources of pain. Our Physicians can then remove inflamed tissues and unnecessary pain nerves—leaving the spinal cord and nerves to reside in a more comfortable, natural position.

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