Spondylolisthesis Chicago Illinois | Spine Care Specialists 

Spine Care Specialists of Chicago Illinois and surrounding areas can offer information, diagnosis, and treatment options for Spondylolisthesis. Spondylolisthesis is a slip between two discs that are above or below each other. Spondylolisthesis occurs in adults and adolescents.  Low back pain is the primary symptom of Spondylolisthesis. Dr. Dwight Tyndall and Dr. Nitin Khanna at Spine Care Specialists located near Chicago Illinois can help you determine if Spondylolisthesis is the cause to some of the symptoms listed below. 

  • Adult:  In adults, spondylolisthesis is primarily associated with degenerative disc disease, arthritic changes and pars defect.  Leg pain along with numbness would also be associated with spondylolisthesis.

  • Adolescent:  In young adults, spondylolisthesis is primarily associated with trauma or sudden injury due to athletic activities, congenital deformity (born with or developed at a young age), or isthmic spondylolisthesis.

Treatment of Spondylolisthesis:  

Spine Care Specialists can offer a few different options for the treatment of Spondylolisthesis. Our team of physicians can recommend our Chicago Illinois and surrounding area patients the current available treatments for Spondylolisthesis. 

  • Non Operative:

    Non anti-inflammatory medication, analgeiscs, over-the-counter medications, physical therapy, and cortisone injections can be beneficial for pain relief, however, will not fix spondylolisthesis; these are only pain relief options.

  • Operative:  

    Decompression Microscopic non invasive procedure.  Outpatient surgical option.  Recovery is much quicker.

    Fusion:  In order to obtain more stable vertebral bodies, fusion could be a more recommended approach.  This surgical option would also involve the decompression previously mentioned.  Instrumentation would be involved.


Call Spine Care Specialists at Orthopaedic Specialists of Northwest Indiana and schedule your appointment for Spondylolisthesis today with Dr. Dwight Tyndall or Dr. Nitin Khanna

Chicago Illinois residents please call 219-924-3300


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