Conditions

RETROLISTHESIS

It is a degenerative and acute spinal condition in which a single vertebra gets displaced and moves backwards in to the vertebra lying immediately below it. In most of the cases the condition is the result of rupture or deterioration of this Discs. When the Disc is damaged the vertebra lie above loses support and slips out of its position putting pressure on the vertebra below the disc. Usually occurs in the lumbar region of the spinal column more prominent act L3-L4 or L4-L5 levels. Causes: • Physical trauma due to accident, falls and back sitting posture • Vertebral backward displacements • Nutritional deficiency – It may affect the strength and healing capacity of ligaments and discs in the spinal Column Types: • Partial – position of affected vertebral body is posterior (Backwards) to either the above or the below vertebra • Stair stepped – the body of the vertebra is posterior to the vertebral body above it an anterior (Forward) to the vertebral body below it. • Complete - vertebral body is posterior to both the above and below vertebrae. Diagnosis: Side on or lateral X-ray of the spinal column Treatment: • Physiotherapy • Correct nutritional Deficiency • Weight Reduction • Surgery

RETROLISTHESIS