What is Spondylolisthesis? How Do You Get It?
Spondylolisthesis can result from a traumatic impact, such as a fall or a car accident. This condition results when your vertebrae are forced out of place, either forward or backward. This condition can be very painful. The only way to diagnose this condition is by getting checked out by a doctor and getting an MRI.
If you are suffering back pain, it would be wise to go see a doctor as soon as possible after the accident, to make sure your injuries are documented. A serious injury like this can have complications, and speaking to an attorney to make sure your claim is protected is important, because the insurance company may not want to pay for all your medical needs, or may try to downplay your injuries to minimize your injuries. Don’t let this happen to you.
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Transcript: You know over the years we’ve represented people with different types of back injuries. We’ve had a number of clients that have had a specific diagnosis with something called spondylolisthesis. Spondylolisthesis is basically the slippage of vertebrae. When the vertebrae slip forward, doctors call this anterolisthesis. When the vertebrae slip backward, this is known as retrolisthesis. There are three known main causes of this type of injury. Some people are just born with it. Others can have it brought on by trauma, through a fall or sometimes a car accident. Sometimes it can just be brought on by degenerative means or just aging over time. The only way to know if you have this condition is through a study such as an X-ray or MRI. Once a doctor sees what’s going on and diagnoses you with it, he can properly treat you for this type of injury. There are various grades of spondylolisthesis. Doctors often grade it grade 1, grade 2, 3 or 4. Generally, the higher the number the more serious the condition is. If you’re suffering from back pain from a car accident or work injury, it’s wise to get checked out right away to see if you may have this condition. You may want to schedule a free consultation with an injury attorney to discuss your legal rights and options and how to protect yourself in the event you’ve been in a car accident that was not your fault. Feel free to call us for a free consultation at 770-577-3020.