Spondylolisthesis

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What is spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis refers to the condition where there is a fracture in the back bone (vertebra) and part of the bone has slipped out of the place. The spine is no longer in the proper position causing back pain and spasms.

Common symptoms reported by people with spondylolisthesis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with spondylolisthesis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
depressed mood (6) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4) spondylolisthesis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3) spondylolisthesis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (1) spondylolisthesis (1)

Data from patients with spondylolisthesis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with spondylolisthesis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain burning sensation in mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite lightheadedness 2 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
depressed mood (6) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
blackouts excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (4) spondylolisthesis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3) spondylolisthesis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness sleepiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1) spondylolisthesis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with spondylolisthesis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has spondylolisthesis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 14
30s 37
40s 86
50s 123
60s 91
70+ 20
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 38
20-29 years 35
30-39 years 52
40-49 years 53
50-59 years 26
60-69 years 4
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 51
Female 320

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 268
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from spondylolisthesis patients who have completed their condition history
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