Dr. Kaliq Chang offers his recommendations on treatment choices for Sciatica.
Although it may affect any section of the spine, in most cases of spondylolisthesis it will only affect the lumber segment. Spondylolisthesis is the medical term to describe vertebrae slipping out of place in the spinal column.
There are for grades to spondylolisthesis that measure how much the vertebra has slipped out of alignment. Each grade represents a 25% slip; at 50% it would be classified as grade 2 spondylolisthesis. In cases of more than 100% slippage, or when the vertebra completely falls of the one below it, the classification is termed spondyloptosis.
Endoscopic spine procedures can be used to correct many of the conditions that cause chronic back pain or to repair failed previous surgeries.- Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD President, Atlantic Spine Center Read More about Dr.Liu