Lumbar Instability | Spondylolisthesis

Spinal instability is a condition where there is abnormal movement between the spine bones when the patient moves from one position to another. Certain patients have a slip of one vertebra over the one below, termed spondylolisthesis. Not all spondylolisthesis are unstable or need treatment. However, if instability is present and bone slips on other bone and compresses nerves, surgical treatment might be warranted.  Spondylolisthesis affects both elderly and relatively young people. Most of the patients can be treated conservatively with medicines and exercises, but patient with severe symptoms affecting there day to day life needs surgery

Common treatment modalities are

1) Exercises and medicines

2) Spine stabilization with decompression of nerves and fusion (TLIF, PLF)