What Is A Spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis refers to:

A spondylolisthesis refers to a slip of the vertebral body. A spondylolisthesis is not a disc herniation

​When the vertebral body slips forward, it causes the nerves in the back to get pinched

​Many patients with a spondylolisthesis will need a spinal fusion. In this procedure, a surgeon will place rods and screws in the spine to prevent the slip from occurring. The most common reason why patients undergo a spinal fusion is a spondylolisthesis.

​With endoscopics, some patients with a spondylolisthesis can avoid a spinal fusion procedure.

This requires a thorough evaluation by a endoscopic spine specialist and a detailed review of a person’s history, MRIs, and Xrays.