1. What is a Spondylolisthesis?
Your backbone consists of 26 bones on top of each other called vertebrae. The vertebrae of the spine protect your spinal cord. There are a number of problems that can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae. As a result, the surrounding soft tissue becomes affected as well.
2. What is the cause of the Spondylolisthesis?
In the adult population, a spondylitsthesis is caused usually as a result of arthritis, which is an abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones. Furthermore, particular sport activities that put large stress onto the back such as gymnastics, weight lifting and football. These sports often involve a large about of hyperextension or backward bending. A stress fracture in the vertebrae can cause a bone to become weak and shift out of place.