In anterolisthesis, there is abnormal positioning of the upper vertebral body when compared to the body of the lower vertebra.As stated above, the upper vertebral body tends to slip in forward direction to the vertebra below it.Other anterolisthesis symptoms include: If you had an injury, fall, or you were involved in an accident and you start experiencing the already mentioned symptoms then there is high possibility that you might be suffering from anterolisthesis.
The anterolisthesis causes SEVERE PAIN at the point of vertebrae slippage. The pain will keep on worsening because of the muscular spasms or guarding as the body attempts to protect itself.
The muscle spasms and guarding will cause them to tighten and this will cause inflammation and severe pains around the tissues that are adjacent to the disc, spine and nerve roots.
The pain receptors will thus generate more and severe pain thus creating endless vicious cycle of increasing pain.
The pain may be experienced at one or both legs of the patient.
All these events will gradually lead to degenerative anterolisthesis changes or mechanical breakdown of the segment.
Spinal column and its different regions Source: avoid this condition, the persons at risk especially the older members of the society are advised to engage in exercises for anterolistheis and to maintain good body posture when sleeping, sitting and in other daily activities.The vertebra (singular) or vertebrae (plural) are those bones that form an opening in which the human spinal cord passes through.The vertebrae are positioned on top of one another like stacks.In grade III, the slippage is more than 50% but less that 75%.In grade IV, the slippage is more than 75%; it may even be 100% in some cases and the symptoms are usually very severe in this grade.The symptoms as of anterolisthesis may vary greatly because the intensity and severity of the same is dependent on the amount pinch that the slippage exerts on the nerve roots.The symptoms may also vary depending on the area that is affected by the slippage.It is important to note that the patient may not be able to regain the physique and fitness that was there before the event that caused anterolisthesis.The following are the available Anterolisthesis treatments:-Conservative treatments: This refers to the non–invasive medical procedures.Anterolisthesis is mainly caused by great impact on the spinal cord( anterolisthesis cervical spine or spondylosis) or the vertebra mainly the c4 and c5 ( anterolisthesis c4 c5) .It could be due to falls from high heights, bullet wounds, impact from vehicle collisions, injury from sporting activities, and such related events.