Retrolisthesis is a joint dysfunction, which is fairly uncommon and occurs when a single vertebra shifts backwards along or beneath a disc. Forward slipping of the vertebra is known as spondylolisthesis. Symptoms of retrolisthesis differ from patient to patient and can be mild to severe. The cause of Retrolisthesis is decrease in the space between the vertebrae. This can occur due to shrinking of the discs between the vertebrae. Treatment of retrolisthesis depends on the severity of the condition and other associated issues around the area of vertebral slippage.
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