Spondylolisthesis Blog Posts

Is My Back Pain Caused by a Pinched Nerve or Degenerated Disc?

Superior, posterior view of a herniated disc in the lumbar spine.
Pain arising from spinal abnormalities are typically caused by a pinched nerve or a degenerating disc. Getting the correct diagnosis is key to finding a solution.

7 Back Pain Conditions That Mainly Affect Women

Close up medical illustration of the sciatic nerve and piriformis muscle
Women typically encounter back pain more often than men, regardless of age. Here are 7 common causes of back pain in women and the typical symptoms that they may cause.

Is My Pain Sciatica or Something Else?

Posterior view of pelvis with sciatic nerve going down the left leg.
There are several conditions that mimic the shooting, searing pain of sciatica. Learn what conditions could be masquerading as sciatica and how your doctor might make a differential diagnosis.

How Long Does a Pinched Nerve Last?

Medical illustration showing a leaking herniated disc which causes a pinched nerve
A pinched nerve in the neck or back can cause shock-like pain, tingling, numbness, and/or weakness into the arm or leg. Here are some treatment ideas and how long it may take to find relief.

2 Little-Known Treatments to Relieve Back Pain Caused by Isthmic Spondylolisthesis

Woman laying face-down with a heat pack on her lower back
Not all relief from isthmic spondylolisthesis symptoms requires a prescription.

2 Exercises to Relieve Sciatica Symptoms Caused by Isthmic Spondylolisthesis

Three people sitting in chairs doing the seated hamstring stretch
Exercise can bring meaningful relief from your isthmic spondylolisthesis symptoms.