The vertebra (singular) or vertebrae (plural) are those bones that form an opening in which the human spinal cord passes through.
This is the reason why anterolisthesis refers to the condition of the spine in which the upper body of vertebral, the area shaped like drum at the front of each vertebrae slips forwards on to the vertebra.
The magnitude of slippage is graded by doctors in to scales from one to 1 to 4.
The symptoms as of anterolisthesis may vary greatly because the intensity and severity of the same is dependent on the amount pinch that the slippage exerts on the nerve roots.
The symptoms may also vary depending on the area that is affected by the slippage.
It is important to note that the patient may not be able to regain the physique and fitness that was there before the event that caused anterolisthesis.
The following are the available Anterolisthesis treatments:-Conservative treatments: This refers to the non–invasive medical procedures.Other anterolisthesis symptoms include: If you had an injury, fall, or you were involved in an accident and you start experiencing the already mentioned symptoms then there is high possibility that you might be suffering from anterolisthesis.Anterolisthesis is serious condition that may have debilitating consequences if proper medical intervention is not sought as soon as possible.Some patients also complain of weakness of the legs and this may or may not be accompanied by numbness.In anterolisthesis, weakness of the muscles indicates that the condition may cause serious damage of the body nerves and it should be addressed as soon as possible.In grade I1anterolisthesis, there is mild slippage that is less than 25%.In grade 2 anterolisthesis, the slippage is more than 25% but less than 50%.At the front part of each vertebra is a thick part of bone that is shaped like a drum and which is referred to as vertebral body.Between every two vertebrae there are disks which are referred to as the intervertebral discs.Anterolisthesis is mainly caused by great impact on the spinal cord( anterolisthesis cervical spine or spondylosis) or the vertebra mainly the c4 and c5 ( anterolisthesis c4 c5) .It could be due to falls from high heights, bullet wounds, impact from vehicle collisions, injury from sporting activities, and such related events.