Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a painful spinal condition that occurs when one of your lower vertebrae slips forward and lands on the bone directly beneath it. While some people are genetically predisposed to the condition, others become afflicted due to an athletic injury. Playing sports that put stress on the low back, such as football, weightlifting and gymnastics, increases your risk of spondylolisthesis.

Pain and muscle stiffness in the low back and buttocks are the most notable symptoms. It is also common to experience pain radiating down one or both legs as a result of increased pressure on the nerve roots.

Physical therapies designed to strengthen abdominal and back muscles work well to alleviate pain and stabilize the low back. If physical therapy doesn’t work to sufficiently reduce pain, spinal fusion is often an effective surgical treatment option.

For more information about our neurosurgery services or to schedule an appointment at one of our South Jersey facilities, call 1-800-INSPIRA.

Why Choose Inspira?

Exceptional Care Close to Home

With a team of trusted neurosurgeons operating in South Jersey, there’s no need to travel outside of your community to receive cutting-edge care for spondylolisthesis. Our surgeons, physicians and nurses bring a wide range of diverse expertise to the operating room, ensuring you get comprehensive neurosurgery services right in your neighborhood.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Inspira’s minimally invasive surgical experts specialize in treating spinal conditions, including spondylolisthesis, with skilled precision. Our state-of-the-art surgical facilities are equipped with advanced 3D imaging technology, which allows our neurosurgeons to use minimally invasive techniques that reduce pain and scarring, improve surgical outcomes and speed up recovery time.

Multidisciplinary Approach to Spondylolisthesis Treatment

Thanks to Inspira’s integrated provider network, our neurosurgical team is poised to provide personalized, coordinated care. By taking a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, your surgeon will have access to other specialists—from intensivists and hospitalists, to endocrinologists and physical therapists—that will work closely together to diagnose and treat your condition.