Spondylolisthesis is a condition that occurs when a vertebra slips and becomes displaced, resulting in spinal misalignment and serious symptoms such as lower back and upper leg pain, hypersensitive nerves, and muscle stiffness. There are five different types of spondylolisthesis, each with its own causes and factors. Non-surgical treatment options such as physical therapy, injection therapy, bracing, and activity modification are available for the majority of cases. However, if the condition leads to severe pain or spinal nerve or spinal cord compression, our Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeons may recommend Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS). Our experts are among New Jersey's most experienced leaders in MISS, providing patients with less postoperative pain and a shorter recovery time compared to traditional open incision spine surgery. Trust our Fellowship Trained and Board Certified specialists for your spondylolisthesis treatment.
Spondylolisthesis is a condition where a vertebra “slips” or becomes displaced and can have varying degrees of severity. This causes the spine to become misaligned and can lead to serious concerns, including lower back pain, upper leg pain, hypersensitive nerves near the affected area, and muscle stiffness and tightness. If left untreated, neurological impairment may result.
Nonsurgical treatment options effectively treat the majority of cases of spondylolisthesis. Treatments can include:
However, if this condition is causing severe pain or spinal nerve or spinal cord compression, our Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeons may recommend minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS). MISS surgery patients experience less postoperative pain and have a shorter recovery than traditional open incision spine surgery patients.
Our experts are Fellowship Trained and Board Certified and among New Jersey’s most experienced leaders in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.