The Vault

Types and Grades of Spondylolisthesis - Spine Center of Texas
back pain, spine injury
Types of Spondylosis, Their Symptoms, and Causes
Spine Center, Pain Management
Four Types of Diabetic Neuropathy
back pain, spine injury
Types of Spondylosis, Their Symptoms, and Causes
Spine Center, Pain Management
Four Types of Diabetic Neuropathy

Spondylolisthesis is a condition where a vertebral body slips over another one. While a visit to Spine Center of Texas may be your best source of information regarding the types of Spondylolisthesis, the article below will give you more insight.

To be able to better grade or classify Spondylolisthesis, you have to take the various degrees and origins of the misalignment into consideration. In this article, we will look at the six common forms based on what causes the condition.

Type I – in some situations, you might find people who were born with Spondylolisthesis. Still, children might naturally develop this condition during the early years of development. In both scenarios outlined above, the symptoms of Spondylolisthesis might not manifest until later years.

Type II – Type II spondylolisthesis is the most common form of the condition. This type occurs when the part of the vertebra known as the pars interarticularis has problems. This type can be sub-divided into the subtypes outlined below:

  • Type IIA – This type of Spondylolisthesis is associated with numerous microfractures, arising from hyperextension and overexertion.
  • Type IIB – In this case, there are still many microfractures that are not entirely fractured, and so they end up healing with an additional bone spur in place. This new bone is the one that brings about misalignment and stretching.
  • Type IIC is usually complete fractures resulting from trauma. The most common causes of this type are injuries gotten from sports or car accidents.

It is advisable to note that in type II fractures can only lead to Spondylolisthesis if the vertebra slips forward.

Type III is pretty straightforward, and it is linked to the body’s natural wear and tear that arises from aging.

Type IV– This type of fracture usually occurs in any part of the vertebrae, except the pars interarticularis area.

Type V– In this case, some tumors grow in the vertebra surface, and they compress the bones, causing weakness.

Type VI is one of the most uncommon or unusual types of Spondylolisthesis. it is caused by the weakening of the back arising, from surgery.

If left unchecked, Spondylolisthesis can cause lots of problems with day to day life, but Spine Center of Texas can help you with the newest and most advanced treatment options available.