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Symptoms of Spondylolisthesis

Many people with spondylolisthesis are symptom free. Sometimes, spondylolisthesis is discovered when the patient has an x-ray for an unrelated problem. However, some patients do have symptoms that range from mild to severe.

Listed below are several symptoms usually related to spondylolisthesis:

  • Low back pain and tenderness
  • Buttock pain
  • Thigh and leg pain and/or weakness (one or both)
  • Difficulty controlling bowel and bladder functions
  • Tight hamstring muscles
  • Walking resembles waddling movements
  • Swayback
  • Protruding abdomen
Updated on: 02/18/14
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Causes of Spondylolisthesis

There are different types of spondylolisthesis. What type you have all depends on the original cause: What made your vertebra slip forward? It could be a spinal fracture or a spinal tumor or even spine surgery. Basic article explains common spondylolisthesis causes.
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