Sixteen of the thirty patients (53%) had retrolisthesis of l5 on s1 ranging from 2–9 mm these patients had either intervertebral disc bulging or protrusion on ct examination ranging from 3–7 mm into the spinal canal. My last mri in jan of 2013 showed a herniated disc at l5-s1 with a stable grade 1 retrolisthesis there is evidence of moderate to advanced ddd at this joint level as well i’ve been to numerous consultations with surgeons and they all recommend a tilif fusion. Partial retrolisthesis: the body of one vertebra is posterior to the body of the spinal segment either above or below (2) see examples 2 grading the preferred method of grading, is a measurement of the amount of displacement by measuring the bone displacement in millimetres.
What is retrolisthesis this is a medical condition in which a vertebra in your spine becomes displaced and moves forward or backward in most instances of vertebrae slippage it will involve a forward movement of an upper vertebra, which will slip toward your chest.
Problem: low back pain, sciatica, due to sitting too much mri indicates grade 1, l5-s1, retrolisthesis, 3mm disc bulge solution: physical therapy with core strengthening and stretching (hip openers and hamstring stretches.
X-ray from august of 2006 showed a grade 1 retrolisthesis of l4 to the l5 with suggestion of spondylolysis at l5 and facet arthropathy at l4-5 and l5-s1 follow up images from july 2009, demonstrated no retrolisthesis, corresponding with relief of the patient’s back pain.
Grade 1 retrolisthesis of l5 on s1 - what is grade 1 retrolisthesis of l5 on s1 with mild bilateral foraminal narrowing xray findings this means that your l5 vertebral body has moved slightly backwards over s1 grade 1 means it is mild the foramina are holes in the vertebrae wear the nerves exit.
Grades four different grades are used to measure the severity of a retrolisthesis grade one is the most minor, with the vertebra only slightly misaligned (up to 25 percent), while grade four is the worst, with the vertebra completely misaligned.
The overall prevalence of retrolisthesis at l5-s1 in this study was 232% (n = 125) (table 1) no association could be established between individuals with retrolisthesis and those without retrolisthesis when comparing patient age, sex, ethnicity, education level, insurance status, body mass index, and smoking status.