140819 What causes Spondylolysis? By Rickey Dale Crain

140819 What causes Spondylolysis? By Rickey Dale Crain The commonest cause of spondylolisthesis is spondylolysis, and it is the cause of spondylolysis that is the subject of intense debate. Some people feel that it is an inherited defect of the pars interarticularis. In surveys of asymptomatic schoolchildren, spondylolysis is present in 4 to 6%. In... Continue Reading →

070819 Lower back pain: Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis By Rickey Dale Crain

070819 Lower back pain: Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis By Rickey Dale Crain Introduction The spine or vertebral column consists of a series of vertebrae held together to give support for the spinal cord and nerves arising from it. Each vertebra consists of an anterior vertebral body, and a posterior bony ring with two superior facets and... Continue Reading →

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