Adult Spondylolysis

The pathogenesis of low back pain in an adult with bilateral spondylolysis, who was asymptomatic before, is intriguing. Finding pars defects in adults with low back pain may not have clinical relevance. It can be safely assumed that these defects have been there all along and something else, rather than the spondylolysis itself, may be the source of the new symptoms. The same applies to low grade isthmic slips.

In recent years it has been appreciated that middle-aged patients with bilateral longstanding pars defects or minimal slippage may develop progressive vertebral slippage, spondylolisthesis, which can get worse over the years. The pathophysiology of spondylolisthesis in an adult with a mature spine is complex. It is believed that disc degeneration at the level of the pars defects compromises the ability of the

Back Pain Revealed

Back Pain Revealed

Tired Having Back Pains All The Time, But You Choose To Ignore It? Every year millions of people see their lives and favorite activities limited by back pain. They forego activities they once loved because of it and in some cases may not even be able to perform their job as well as they once could due to back pain.

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