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Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Symptoms and Causes

Degenerative spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition in which one vertebra slips forward, out of alignment with the vertebra below. Symptoms may include pain, especially after exercise, in the low back, thighs, and/or legs that radiates into the buttocks and/or down the legs (sciatica), in addition to muscle spasms, leg weakness, tight hamstring muscles and an irregular gait or limp. Spondylolisthesis is most common among older female patients, usually those over the age of 60, as a result of arthritis in the facet joints.