4 COMPLETELY DIFFERENT BACK PROBLEMS BUT WITH SIMILAR NAMES…

BACK PAIN BLOG UK...

Back pain comes in an array of different conditions with some that have similar names which can make it a bit confusing. Four similar conditions are SPONDYLOLISTHESIS, OSTEOPOROSIS, SCOLIOSIS and SPONDYLOSIS SPONDYLOLISTHESIS

Spondylolisthesis is where one of the bones in your spine, known as a vertebra, slips out of position.

It’s most common in the lower back, but it can also happen in the mid to upper back or at the top of the spine at the back of your neck.

Spondylolisthesis is not the same asaslipped disc. A slipped disc is when a disc (the tissue between the bones in your spine) moves out of place.

Many peoplemay not realise they have spondylolisthesis because it does not always cause symptoms.

Symptoms can include:

  • lower back pain–which is usually worse when you’re active or when you’re standing, and is often relieved by lying down
  • pain, numbness…

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