The London Spine Unit specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of Spondylolisthesis. Our Specialists are trained in the recognition of symptoms caused by Spondylolisthesis. The best investigation for this condition is an MRI scan as this shows the structural damage that can be caused by Spondylolisthesis.
If you have been diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis then you should seek a specialist second opinion on the best treatment options as untreated Spondylolisthesis can lead to more serious problems including nerve damage, persistent pain and immobility.
We are based on the Prestigious Harley Street and our clinic is fully equipped to diagnose and treat Spondylolisthesis
More details about Spondylolisthesis
Spondylolisthesis is the displacement of one vertebra compared to another. While some medical dictionaries define spondylolisthesis specifically as the forward or anterior displacement of a vertebra over the vertebra inferior to it (or the sacrum), it is often defined in medical textbooks as displacement in any direction.
Olisthesis (synonym olisthy) is a term that more explicitly denotes displacement in any direction. Forward or anterior displacement can specifically be called anterolisthesis. Anterolisthesis commonly involves the fifth lumbar vertebra. Backward displacement is called retrolisthesis. Lateral displacement is called lateral listhesis or laterolisthesis.