Retrolisthesis of l5 and s1
A retrolisthesis is an acute, degenerative, or congenital condition in which a vertebra in the spine becomes displaced and moves backward. In most cases, retrolisthesis occurs when a soft disc that separates and cushions vertebrae either deteriorates or ruptures. Without the support of the disc, the upper vertebra slips out of place and puts pressure on the bone below it. Views, where care has been taken to expose for a true lateral view without any rotation, offer the best diagnostic quality.Retrolistheses are found most prominently in the cervical spine and lumbar region but can also be seen in the thoracic area.
I was diagnosed with 3mm Retrolisthesis on L4,L5 and L5,S1. I also have severe disc narrowing of those levels,DDD and bulges that are up to 4mm. I retrolisthesis of l5 and s1 numbness of left thigh,sometimes my whole left leg hurts along with the heel of my left foot. Three doctors have recommended Spinal Fusion with discectormy as my symptoms have increased and I have been suffering for almost three years. My question in re: Retrolisthesis is that researching I have learned that I should contemplate surgery if a Vertebral slip is a grade 2XRay findings:This means that your L5 vertebral body has moved slightly backwards over S1.
Grade 1 means it is mild. The foramina are holes in the vertebrae wear the nerves exit. Spondylosis:Is loss of vertical height due to disk degeneration. retrolisthesis of l5 and s1 Retrolisthesis means backward slippage of one vertebra over another. What should I do. Be careful:Make sure seeking advice from well-trained spine surgeon. The pathology you mention will not necessarily cause the symptoms you list. And after failing appropriate conservative management.