Anterolisthesis means a vertebral segment is moved forward relative to the segment below.
It describes the displacement of a vertebra or the vertebral column in relation to the vertebrae below.In your case there L3 has moved in front of L4
the upper vertebral body is positioned abnormally compared to the vertebral body below it. More specifically, the upper vertebral body slips forward on the one below.
Symptoms can vary depending on whether the slippage is enough to pinch the nerve roots (the portion of the nerve that leaves the spinal cord to connect to other parts of the body) that go from the spinal cord to other parts of the body. In this case, the symptoms will differ depending on where the affected area is.
Symptoms can involve movement or problems feeling sensations (such as heat, cold, pain, position in space, etc.), loss of control of bowels or bladder, pain and poor posture.
Treatment options include interbody fusion and surgical instrumentation techniques.
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