A forward slip of a vertebra is called a lumbar slip. It often occurs in the lumbar region. Lumbar slippage is a condition that occurs mainly as a result of the fracture or separation of this joint, which is called the facet joint and holds the vertebrae together at the back.
Lumbar slippage is more common in men. Lumbar Listhesis is seen in 5-6% of men and 2-3% of women. This is due to physical activities.
This is the reason why it is more common in men, since it is a more common disease in people who perform excessive physical activity and do heavy work.
Low Back Slip (Lumbar Spondylolisthesis) Complaints
Low back slippage does not occur with specific complaints in most people. Lumbar slippage is found incidentally in x-rays taken to detect a different problem. However, from time to time, a few problems may present themselves.
- Complaints of lower back pain that intensifies and increases after working and getting tired,
- Increased curvature in the waist
- Pain or weakness in the legs, thighs and feet
- Decreased stool and urinary functions,
- Cramps in the calf,
- In advanced cases; changes in posture and gait. (The patient can walk in a depressed state.)