Sports, Pain​ & ​

Regenerative Institute

Spondylolisthesis Solutions

If you are looking for experienced physiatrists and/or rehabilitation medical physicians who can treat injuries and illnesses pertaining to spondylolisthesis, Sports, Pain & Regenerative Institute can help. Our team is comprised of physiatrists who have years of experience working with social workers, nurses, psychologists, orthotists and prosthetists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists. Our company will develop multi-disciplinary care plans to meet the needs of our rehabilitation patients.


What is Spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one of the bones of the spine (vertebrae) slips out of place onto the vertebra below it. If it slips too much, the bone might press on a nerve, causing pain. Usually, the bones of the lower back are affected. Common types of spondylolisthesis include:

  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis: With aging, the discs (cushions between the vertebral bones) lose water and become less spongy to resist vertebrae movement.
  • Isthmic spondylolisthesis: A condition that leads to small stress fractures (breaks) in the vertebrae.
  • Congenital spondylolisthesis: Meaning “present at birth,” congenital spondylolisthesis is the result of abnormal bone formation. In this case, the abnormal arrangement of the vertebrae puts them at greater risk for slipping.


Common Spondylolisthesis Symptoms

Below is a short list of symptoms that patients experience when they are diagnosed with spondylolisthesis:

  • Tight hamstring and buttock muscles
  • Thigh pain
  • Lower back tenderness
  • Stiffness in your back and legs
  • Persistent lower back pain
  • Muscle spasms in the hamstring muscles
  • Forced to walk with short strides and with the knees slightly bent
  • Pain that spreads down the leg to the foot

About Our Spondylolisthesis Solutions

The treatment for spondylolisthesis depends on your severity of pain and vertebra slippage. Nonsurgical treatments can help ease pain and encourage the bone to go back into place. It’s important to avoid contact sports during the healing process. Common nonsurgical treatment methods include using epidural steroid injections, taking over-the-counter or prescription antiinflammatory drugs, doing physical therapy exercises, or wearing a back brace.


Surgical correction of the misplaced vertebra is required when the bone has slipped so far down that your spine doesn’t respond to nonsurgical therapies. Surgery is also required if the bones of your spine are pressing on your nerves.


In this case, doctors will work to stabilize your spine by using a bone graft and metal rods. They may insert an internal brace to help support the vertebra while it heals. After the spinal fusion is complete, it will take four to eight months for the bones to fully fuse together. The success rate of the surgery is very high.


If you think you are experiencing symptoms of spondyloslisthesis, it’s important to talk to your doctor right away. Early treatment measures can alleviate most symptoms of this condition. Research has shown that most patients with spondylolisthesis respond well to conservative nonsurgical treatment.


Why Should You Choose Sports, Pain & Regenerative Institute’s Spondylolisthesis Solutions?

Sports, Pain & Regenerative Institute understands how sportsmen and sportswomen feel after sustaining an injury on the field. That is why we provide a wide variety of sports medicine solutions for our patients. Our doctors will help our patients get back to their active lifestyles in as little time as possible. You can enjoy complete peace of mind knowing that our spondylolisthesis solutions are affordable and will be tailored according to your individual rehabilitation needs.


If you have any questions about our spondylolisthesis solutions, do not hesitate to contact us today. Alternatively, you may call us at (201) 402-7802​ or send an email to [email protected].