If pinched nerves are causing you muscle spasms, leg, foot, or lower back pain, you may need spondylolisthesis treatment from Advanced Pain Medical Group in West Hills and throughout LA, Kern, and Ventura counties. Our pain management specialists can get to the root of your spinal condition and design a treatment plan to bring you lasting relief.
Symptoms Of Spondylolisthesis
- Pain Radiating From Your Lower Back To Your Legs
- Hamstring Muscle Spasms
- Numb Or Weak Legs – Trouble Walking
- Bladder Or Bowel Control Issues
- A Stiff Back
- Numb, Weak, Or Tingling Feet
- Back Or Buttock Pain That Worsens As You Bend Or Twist
What Is Spondylolisthesis?
Damage to bones or joints can cause your vertebrae to dislocate and slip forward, distorting your spinal cord. This is called spondylolisthesis or slipped spine. There are two types of this painful condition – degenerative and isthmic. In both cases, you may experience pain in your legs and feet from pinched nerve roots.
You may see different “grades” of spondylolisthesis (I to V). These grades describe how much your vertebra has slipped. This spinal condition can also contribute to spinal stenosis, scoliosis, and vertebral fractures.
Causes Of Spondylolisthesis
- Birth Defects
- Sports Injuries
Isthmic spondylolisthesis occurs when your vertebral bones become fractured. Even after the fracture heals, you can have issues with chronic pain, gait issues, posture problems, numbness, and stiffness. This type of back injury is more common with the types of sports that overextend the spine.
With degenerative spondylolisthesis, the joints weaken, allowing your vertebra to slip forward. This is more likely to happen as you age and lose bone density and is associated with arthritis and osteoporosis. This is more of a wear and tear type of disorder.
Spondylolisthesis Treatments In LA
At Advanced Pain Medical Group, we offer epidural steroid injections, including transforaminal steroid injections, to treat all types of spondylolisthesis. Contact us today to make an appointment in West Hills or one of our other 8 Southern California locations.