PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What causes spondylolisthesis?

ANSWER

There are many causes for spondylolisthesis. A vertebra might be defective from the time a person is born, or it may break due to trauma or a stress fracture. Infection or disease can also break down vertebrae. Commonly, this disorder happens children and teens who are active in athletics, such as gymnastics.

From: Pain Management: Spondylolisthesis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 14, 2017

SOURCES:  National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 14, 2017

NEXT QUESTION:

What are symptoms of spondylolisthesis?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: