Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition that causes vertebra to shift to one side of the body. The condition can cause back or leg pain, and it can severely restrict your activity level. At The Spine Center, we’re committed to helping you get active again. We use minimally invasive procedures to fight spondylolisthesis, so you can have a straight spine and a healthy, pain-free back.
What is Spondylolisthesis?
Spondylolisthesis is a defect in which one bone in your back slides over the other bone below it. This tends to occur mostly in the lower spine, and it could cause the nerves or spinal cord being pinched. When this happens, you can experience severe discomfort and even weakness all the way down through your legs.
Spondylolisthesis could occur for any number of reasons. It could be caused by a defective joint you’ve had since birth, or it could be that the joint was damaged in an accident.
Symptoms of Spondylolisthesis
Do you suffer from spondylolisthesis? The best way to determine your condition is to schedule an appointment at The Spine Center. Dr. Siddiqui can examine you to determine your exact spine condition and the best plan for correcting it.
Having said that, there are many common signs and symptoms of spondylolisthesis you can look for. These include:
- Lower back pain
- Tight muscles
- Pain and weakness in your legs
- Thigh and buttocks discomfort
Our Spondylolisthesis Treatment in Houston
At The Spine Center, Dr. Siddiqui treats spondylolisthesis with the latest minimally invasive techniques. What does this mean for you? Because we use minimally invasive techniques rather than typical back surgery, many of our patients report:
- Faster recovery time
- Less post-op pain
- Less scarring
- Decreased need for post-op pain medication