Lumbosacral Spondylolisthesis Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 23, 2020
  • Author: Adam E Perrin, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

How is lumbosacral spondylolisthesis defined?

What are the signs and symptoms of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

How is lumbosacral spondylolisthesis diagnosed?

How is lumbosacral spondylolisthesis treated?

What is lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

How is lumbosacral spondylolisthesis classified?

What is isthmic spondylolisthesis?

What causes lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What are the biomechanics of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What is the US prevalence of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What is the global prevalence of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Lumbosacral Spondylolisthesis?

Workup

What is the role of imaging in the workup of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What is the role of SPECT scanning in the workup of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What is the role of CT scanning in the workup of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What is the role of MRI in the workup of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

How is lumbosacral spondylolisthesis graded?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

Treatment

What is the role of physical therapy in the treatment of acute lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What is the role of occupational therapy in the treatment of acute lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What is the role of recreational therapy in the treatment of acute lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What are the possible complications of acute lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of acute lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with acute lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What is the role of physical therapy in the recovery from lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What is the role of occupational therapy in the recovery from lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What is the role of recreational therapy in the recovery from lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

When is surgery indicated for lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients during recovery from lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What is included in the maintenance phase of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis rehabilitation?

When should surgery be considered for lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients during the maintenance phase of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis rehabilitation?

What are the criteria for return to play following lumbosacral spondylolisthesis rehabilitation?

What are the possible complications of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

How is lumbosacral spondylolisthesis prevented?

What is the prognosis of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What is included in patient education about lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

What are possible medicolegal issues in the treatment of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of lumbosacral spondylolisthesis?

Which medications in the drug class Nonnarcotic Analgesics are used in the treatment of Lumbosacral Spondylolisthesis?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs are used in the treatment of Lumbosacral Spondylolisthesis?