Fracture or listhesis

Roughly translated, that means "the part between two joints. This break leads to a separation of the upper, front portion of the vertebra from its lower, back portion. This condition is a precursor to another condition called spondylolisthesis, a word that refers to the slipping of a vertebra. Anatomy Each lumbar vertebra has a large, blocky front portion called the "body.

Fracture or listhesis

The tree stand I was in actually broke and I went with it to the ground about 20 feet before I landed on my stomach.

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Granted this was the only time I had forgotten my safety harness it cost me in the end. I couldn't get out of bed for 2 days afterward, but never had an x-ray or anything done, which I now know I should have.

Now about 4 months ago I started having really bad back pain, but just dealt with it, until now. About 2 weeks ago I went to see my regular doctor and she recommended I get an x-ray. I requested to see a neuro doc at the recommendation of my mom who is a nurse. He also gives me 3 options.

I can do exercises to strengthen the muscles in my back to help alleviate some of the pain, wear a brace, or have surgery. I'm 24 years old and not exactly sure how I want to approach this, so hopefully someone that has had this or a similar experience can offer up some advice to me.


The pain does not go down my buttocks or down my legs, but the doctor said over time that could happen if it slips even more.

I sometimes get some spasms at random times, doesn't matter if I'm standing, sitting or laying down. I really don't want to have to wear a brace if there is no way that it will heal itself and I'm not too keen on the surgery after all the horror stories I hear from back surgeries, but if it will fix the problem and not cover it up then I am considering that route, but wanted to see what others thought.

Did you find this post helpful? You marked this post as helpful! I changed my mind replied October 22nd, Extremely eHealthy I would seek out a second opinion with a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon that specializes in spines only.

An unstable spine will continue to create further problems in your spine. The doctor said you could develop further problems if the vertebrae slips even more.

I understand your concerns about surgery at your age, which is why I suggested you see a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon that specializes in spines.

They will be more familiar with dealing with someone your age, more up to date on various techniques to minimize the need for surgery and if surgery is suggested to you, then they will do the most minimum possible in surgery.

You should always have at least one other opinion before considering the surgical option. One other thing, if you fell about 7 years ago, I doubt that your fracture was caused by this incident. You may have caused some injury that indirectly caused the vertebrae to fracture, but, if the fracture occurred 7 years ago, it would have healed on it's own by now.

It sounds like this fracture is something new. Please seek out the opinion of another spine surgeon as soon as possible.Oblique views may better visualize a PI fracture 2,14, Large facet joint effusions (>mm at L) are highly predictive of DS, even in the absence of findings of measurable listhesis on supine MRI.

Facet opening was the strongest predictor for instability, followed by .

Spondylolisthesis - Wikipedia

Spondylolysis (spon-dee-low-lye-sis) is defined as a defect or stress fracture in the pars interarticularis of the vertebral arch.

The vast majority of cases occur in the lower lumbar vertebrae (L5), but spondylolysis may also occur in the cervical vertebrae. Spinal Joint instability. Joint instability is defined as a loss of spinal tissue integrity in the muscles, tendons and especially ligaments. It can be referred to as spondylolisthesis (anterolisthesis), lateral listhesis (rotatory subluxation) or retrolisthesis, depending on which direction the vertebra slips.

A pars defect of the lumbar spine involves a part of a vertebra called the pars interarticularis. Roughly translated, that means "the part between two joints." A defect in the pars is a break in this portion of bone.

Fracture or listhesis

This break leads to a separation of the upper, front portion of the vertebra from. Results: The prevalence of L5 fractures is % in O.I. patients with spondylolisthesis and their risk of experiencing such a fracture is twice than O.I. patients without listhesis (OR ).

Spondylolysis is the medical term for a spine fracture or defect that occurs at the region of the pars interarticularis. The pars interarticularis is region between the facet joints of the spine, and more specifically the junction of the superior facet and the lamina.

Spondylolisthesis, Spondylolysis, and Spondylosis