Get Help for Spondylolisthesis
Pain that radiates down the legs may be a symptom of spondylolisthesis. If you're experiencing radiating nerve pain, contact Center for Pain Management.

Spondylolisthesis: When A Spinal Bone Slips Out of Place

Spondylolisthesis (spon-dl-oh-lis-THEE-sis) is a condition in which a lumbar vertebra – a bone in the lower spine – slides forward or backward and throws the spine out of position. If the dislocation is minor, it might not cause any symptoms, but spondylolisthesis can also put pressure on nerves and cause severe pain that radiates down the legs and into the feet.

Unlike some degenerative conditions of the spine, spondylolisthesis may affect people of all ages. Children born with spine abnormalities and young athletes engaged in high-intensity sports may develop this condition.

Center for Pain Management uses non-surgical techniques to treat patients with spondylosis and help them regain mobility and flexibility. If you have lower back pain with muscle spasms, or pain that radiates into the legs, contact us to request a consultation: (317) 706-7246.    

Spondylolisthesis Causes

People with spondylolisthesis may have a combination of underlying conditions, such as:

  • Spondylosis (a spinal stress fracture, or dysfunction of the spine)
  • Arthritis
  • Health conditions that cause bone loss, such as Paget’s disease and osteoporosis
  • Spinal disc damage
  • An acute injury

Surgery is rarely necessary to treat spondylolisthesis.

Treatment for Spondylolisthesis

Treatment usually begins with rest to relieve spinal pressure. Physical therapists may recommend spondylolisthesis exercises to strengthen the lower back and help realign the spine. Anti-inflammatory medication along with pain-relieving injections or medications may also be part of the overall treatment plan.  

Get Help for Spine Pain

Persistent lower back pain and sore/tight leg muscles could be signs of spondylolisthesis. If you have these symptoms, please contact Center for Pain Management to schedule a consultation. Early treatment may help reverse the effects of this condition.

Call today to get help: (317) 706-7246.

Updates + Announcements

Press Release – American Pain Consortium Holdings

Center for Pain Management’s parent organization – American Pain Consortium Holdings – has acquired a surgery center in Columbus, Ohio, and will provide management services to its affiliated pain management practice. Read more about the acquisition in the attached press…
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North Meridian Office CLOSED, April 8, 2019

Patients, Our 8805 N. Meridian St. location is closed today, April 8, due to a water main break.  If you have questions please call 317-706-7246 tomorrow (April 9) during normal business hours. Thank you, Center for  Pain Management

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