Lumbar spondylolisthesis alters the alignment of your spine. In a normal spine, the bones of your spine stack on top of one another neatly. Lumbar spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition where one bone slips forward on top of the bottom one. When it slips, tissues and nerves nearby can become irritated causing pain.
Lumbar Spondylolisthesis vs. Cervical Spondylolisthesis
There is a difference between lumbar and cervical spondylolisthesis. The difference is the location of which the condition is present. When this condition affects the lumbar section of your spine, it is targeting your lower spine. When it affects the cervical section, it is targeting the upper section of your spine.