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Severe spondylolisthesis can affect a person’s posture and movement. When your spine slips forward, you might need to lean forward or walk with a waddle. If left untreated, it could cause serious nerve damage resulting in the loss of bladder or bowel control.



Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebra in the lumbar spine slips forward. It can occur because of a birth defect, trauma, or disease. An X-ray and a detailed CT scan will help your doctor diagnose spondylolisthesis.


AVALA Spine offers spinal procedures using minimally invasive techniques. It means smaller incisions, sometimes less than an inch, that is often covered with a band-aid. The minimally invasive spine surgeon inserts special surgical instruments through the tiny incisions to access the damaged disc. Unlike traditional “open” spine surgery, entry and repair to the damaged disc or vertebrae is achieved without harming nearby muscles and tissues. Less muscle and tissue damage results in less pain and a faster recovery. Click here to learn more.

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