Spondylolisthesis is a Latin term that means a slip of the spine. Listhesis means slip and spondylo means spine. Thus, slip of the spine.
The main complaint with spondylolisthesis is back pain. Other symptoms may include leg pain and worsening of back and leg pain when standing and walking. Leg pain is alleviated by sitting or lying down.
This condition may be diagnosed with an x-ray and flexion and extension x-rays are usually performed to evaluate stability.
V. Kelli Rosas, RN, MSN, FNP-C
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