Spondylolisthesis is a condition that occurs when the vertebra slips forward to bruise the bone beneath it. This spinal condition is characterized by acute lower back and leg pain, or numbness especially when the vertebra stresses the nerves causing them to the crowd and become ineffective. The fracture or dislocation of the vertebra may cause the lumbar to arch inward too much, thus causing lordosis.
The condition can affect individuals of all ages. Children may inherit this condition, or get it through physical injury of the spine. Overstretching during exercise, especially for gymnasts, football players, and weightlifters is also a common cause of Spondylolisthesis among adults. However, there are multiple treatment options for Spondylolisthesis that involve a series of physical exercises and surgical treatments in severe cases, although experts recommend trying nonsurgical treatment options first.