When the piriformis muscle, which runs from the lower back to upper thigh,...
Like most conditions that affect the back, diagnosing spondylolisthesis requires three steps.
First your physician will take a medical history to find out when you first started to feel your pain and symptoms, if you have any hereditary conditions in your family, and what you were doing when you injured yourself. You should let the doctor know if there are any positions that increase or decrease your pain, as well as what you do to try and alleviate some of your symptoms.
Second a physical examination will be performed where your range of motion, spinal flexibility and other physical symptoms will be assessed.
Your doctor will also check for signs of muscle weakness and perform some tests to check how your nerves are functioning
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