210819 What are the symptoms of Spondylolysis? By Rickey Dale Crain

210819 What are the symptoms of Spondylolysis? By Rickey Dale Crain Most children with spondylolysis, and even some children with spondylolisthesis are aymptomatic, and may grow up not even aware that they have the condition. For those with symptoms, back pain is probably the most common symptom, and presents during the adolescent growth spurt. There... Continue Reading →

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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