Their goal was to look for the presence of retrolisthesis. The foramen is distorted and the nerve is tethered by years of scarring reaction to repetitive bruising, can not evade the pinching by the bulging distorted disc wall or overriding facet joints or fracture margins in the case of Spondylolytic Spondylolisthesis.
Retrolistheses can be caused by injury[ citation needed ] and the resulting instability of the connecting soft tissues especially ligaments, discs, muscles, tendons and fascia. The prevalence of retrolisthesis did not vary by sex, age, race, smoking status, or education level when compared with individuals with normal sagittal alignment.
The IVF's contents include spinal sensory and motor nerves, arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels which cater to the nutritional and waste removal needs of the spinal cord.
Relative changes in posture and activities affect intradiscal pressure. Endorphine has been proved to have a significant pain modifying effect, reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Nutrition Vitamin and mineral supplements are encouraged to help repair soft tissue damage and maintain the spinal position. Unfortunately the patient may present with degeneration at more than one disc level.
Other treatments One must quit smoking as it can cause further joint deterioration and damage. It is not as effective as Foraminoplasty in addressing and ameliorating the effects of Vertebral Slippage, rather it runs the risk of increased complications including recurrent disc bulging, infection, nerve damage and scarring round the nerve, implant failure, major vessel damage or sexual dysfunction.
Other X-ray findings associated with retrolisthesis include: vacuum phenomenon, or the accumulation of gas between discs and vertebra reduction of disc height How is retrolisthesis treated?