Although the underlying cause is not fully understood, degenerative scoliosis is associated with degenerative disk disease, failure of the small joints at the back of the spine, and a thickening of the major ligaments that are attempting to support the weakened spinal bones.
This type of curvature with degeneration will often lead to nerve pain radiating down the legs and strong lower back pain and can eventually lead to a dangerous condition called postural collapse.
You could be suffering from spondylolisthesis, a common back condition where one vertebra shifts out of place, also known as a slipped vertebra. Biscup personally treats every patient and offers a free MRI review.
At Biscup Spine, we utilize the latest, evidence-based practices to diagnose the root cause of back pain and create a direct, personalized treatment plan. Contact us today if you need help from an experienced spine expert.
Identifying which type of condition you have is important for achieving long-term pain relief.
Back pain that runs down the back of one or both legs and makes it difficult to walk could be caused by spondylolisthesis.
Approximately 5%-6% of males, and 2%-3% of females have a spondylolisthesis.
It becomes apparent more often in people who are involved with very physical activities such as weightlifting, gymnastics, or football.