Spondylolisthesis in Madison, OH
Spondylolisthesis causes discomfort in the back, legs and buttocks when bending, walking and twisting. Treatment for spondylolisthesis from French Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Madison alleviates the symptoms of spondylolisthesis for the residents of Painesville, Mentor and surrounding towns in Ohio.
What Is Spondylolisthesis?
Spondylolisthesis occurs when a bone in the back (vertebra) slides forward over the bone below, usually in the lower spine (lumbosacral area). The sliding of bone may cause a squeezing of the spinal cord or nerve roots, which may lead to back pain and numbness or weakness in one or both legs. In some rare cases, it can also lead to loss of control over bladder or bowel function. Anyone who experiences the loss of bladder or bowel control should see a doctor immediately.
Some people may not experience any symptoms at the time a vertebra slips out of place, and the symptoms may even occur years later. A person with spondylolisthesis may experience pain in the lower back or buttocks, tight or weak leg muscles or a limp.
What Causes Spondylolisthesis?
The bones in the human spine join at several small joints to keep the spine in alignment while at the same time allowing the bones to move freely. A problem that causes one or more of these joints to move out of line may be due to a:
- Defective joint at birth (congenital)
- Joint damaged by accident or another trauma
- Vertebra with a stress fracture caused by overuse of the joint
- Joint damaged by an infection or arthritis
Spondylolisthesis affects children and teens, as well as adults of all ages. Sports such as gymnastics or weightlifting can result in the overuse of back bones, leading to stress fractures in the vertebrae, which bring on this spinal condition. In older adults, normal wear and tear on the back can lead to stress fractures or instances when the disc and joints wear down and slip out of place.
What Are The Symptoms Of Spondylolisthesis?
You should be checked for this spinal condition if you experience any of the following:
- Frequent periods of pain in the back or buttocks
- Pain that travels from the lower back down one or both legs
- Numbness or weakness in one or both legs
- Difficulty walking
- Pain in the leg, back, or buttocks that worsen when you bend over or twist your
- In rare cases, loss of bladder or bowel control
What Is The Treatment For Spondylolisthesis?
French Chiropractic and Wellness Center uses two forms of spinal decompression including flexion/distraction chiropractic tables, and a spinal decompression table delivering FDA-approved spinal decompression therapy. Manual adjustments by hand or assisted by an instrument are also employed for conservative treatment of spondylolisthesis.
Chiropractic care focuses restoring proper segmental motion to dysfunctional vertebral regions. This ultimately improves function and flexibility and reduces pain, as pressure is removed from the nerve endings that line the joint’s surface. The French Chiropractic and Wellness Center is a premier chiropractic facility in Madison, Ohio. Anyone who suffers from back pain or discomfort is urged to make an appointment to explore therapy that may eliminate pain and improve the quality of life.
Isn’t it time you tried chiropractic care for you and your family? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms of spondylolisthesis, please contact our office now to schedule an appointment.