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
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) spondylolisthesis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (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 (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsy in morning weight gain
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
forgetfulness memory loss 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) sleepiness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
restlessness (akathisia)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (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 17
30s 40
40s 81
50s 149
60s 118
70+ 27
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 40
20-29 years 33
30-39 years 56
40-49 years 59
50-59 years 30
60-69 years 4
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 60
Female 374

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 293
Not Diagnosed 4

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