What is lumbar vertebral frustration (spondylolisthesis)?
Lumbar spine frustration is an injury that affects the lower back vertebrae. In this condition, one of the lower back vertebrae slides towards the lower vertebrae, which creates a very painful condition for the patient, but fortunately in most cases it can be treated. Both non-surgical and surgical methods can be used to treat this complication. Remember, proper exercise will help prevent such complications.
What are the symptoms of vertebral frustration?
The symptoms are different and not the same in different people. In people who do not have acute vertebral frustration, there may be no symptoms. On the other hand, in people who have this advanced disease, they will be deprived of the ability to perform daily tasks. Some of the most common symptoms include:
Persistent low back pain
Feeling stiff and dry on the back of the waist and legs
Lower back pain
Pain in the thigh area
Hamstring and ankle muscle stenosis
What causes vertebral frustration?
The cause of vertebral frustration varies according to age, heredity, and lifestyle. Children may develop this complication congenitally or as a result of injury. Of course, if this happens in the family, other family members are also exposed to this damage.
Rapid growth during adolescence can also be an indicator of its occurrence. Also, doing some exercise may put more strain on the lumbar vertebrae. These sports include:
Lumbar vertebrae (spondylolysis) often cause vertebral frustration (spondylolisthesis). Spondylolysis occurs when one of the vertebrae (often the 5 vertebrae of the spine) is removed by pressure but has not yet descended.
How is lumbar vertebral frustration (spondylolisthesis) diagnosed?
Physical tests are often used to diagnose this damage. If a person has this problem, he will have difficulty lifting his legs forward during simple exercises.
X-rays and MRIs can also help your doctor diagnose a vertebral fracture or frustration.
What is the treatment for vertebral frustration?
Treatment of this injury depends on the severity of the pain and the degree of vertebral frustration. Non-surgical treatments can reduce pain and return the vertebrae to their original position. During the treatment process, avoiding contact sports is recommended for patients to recover as soon as possible.
Non-surgical treatments include:
Wearing a medical belt
Doing physiotherapy exercises
Taking anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain
Epidural steroid injection
It is recommended to perform non-surgical treatments first, and if these methods do not respond or surgery is necessary due to the severity of vertebral frustration, surgery is used.
In surgery, spinal fusion is performed and it will take 4 to 8 months for the vertebrae to fuse or stick together.