Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis – Spondylosis is a break in the pars interarticularis of the articular pillar as a result of acute trauma, such as a fall. The disruption is usually bilateral and occurs mostly in the lower back at the L5 section. When there is a bilateral pars fracture the vertebrae can slip forward causing spondylolisthesis.

Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis can lead to foraminal stenosis and nerve compressions resulting in severe nerve and radicular pain. If you’re experiencing this pain, please seek a referral to consult with a pain management specialist for epidural steroid injections and a neurosurgeon consult. Gabapentin or Lyrica may be effective for reducing the amount of neuropathic pain; however, the main source of the pain needs to be repaired.



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