A to Z: Spondylolisthesisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgSpondylolisthesis (or "slipped vertebra") is when one of the vertebrae slips forward and out of place on the vertebra beneath it.spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, back pain, spinal column, vertebrae, repetitive stress injuries, sports injuries, lumbar vertebrae, spine, backbone, slipped vertebra09/06/201203/21/201909/02/20198eb47487-8d96-4c08-9b50-7038cd94ba94https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-spondylolisthesis.html/<p><em>May also be called: Slipped Vertebra</em></p> <p>Spondylolisthesis (spon-duh-low-lis-THEE-sis) is when one of the vertebrae slips forward and out of place on the vertebra beneath it.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>There are nine vertebrae fused together to form the tailbone and 24 stacked on top of one another in the vertebral column. The five closest to the tailbone, where spondylolisthesis is typically found, are the lumbar vertebrae.</p> <p>When one of the vertebrae slips out of place in the column, it can cause back pain, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">muscle</a> tightness, and long-term spinal problems. This can be a result of injury, repetitive stress, or a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/b-bone.html/">fracture</a> in one of the vertebrae (<a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-spondylolysis.html/">spondylolysis</a>).</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Most people with spondylolisthesis get better by resting and doing&nbsp;exercises designed to stretch and strengthen the back. Only in rare cases is surgery needed to correct the condition.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
KyphosisEveryone's spine is slightly rounded forward at a gentle angle. If this angle is too pronounced, more than 50 degrees or so, it's called kyphosis, also known as roundback or hunchback.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kyphosis.html/af13c241-d4fa-45ae-805a-1c88b8048f60
Overuse InjuriesOveruse (or repetitive stress) injuries happen when too much stress is placed on a part of the body, causing problems like swelling, pain, muscle strain, and tissue damage.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/rsi.html/810a10d4-1576-46e7-847b-f6bf8fcd9cdf
ScoliosisScoliosis makes a person’s spine curve from side to side. Large curves can cause health problems like pain or breathing trouble. Health care providers treat scoliosis with back braces or surgery when needed. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/scoliosis.html/eb1d36eb-b517-42a5-9d47-7903103cdddc
Spina BifidaSpina bifida is a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings. It's usually detected before a baby is born and treated right away.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/spina-bifida.html/a13499de-e5ce-40a1-a8bd-12bd447f75cf
Word! VertebraeReach around and feel those bumps in the center of your back.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-vertebrae.html/20df5fd9-bc6c-40d7-bd81-38cb5c717d77
X-Ray Exam: Cervical SpineThis X-ray can, among other things, help find the cause of neck, shoulder, upper back, or arm pain. It's commonly done after someone has been in an automobile or other accident.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-c-spine.html/2e5c4519-896e-49e0-8100-3dc777f7488f
Your BonesWhere would you be without your bones? Learn more about the skeletal system in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/bones.html/ba77b482-c6eb-47da-90a4-3cb148f38f4d
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