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Forward displacement of one of the lower lumbar vertebrae over the vertebra below it or on the sacrum.

[New Latin spondylolisthēsis : Greek spondulos, vertebra + Greek olisthēsis, dislocation, slipping (from olisthanein, to slip).]
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Noun1.spondylolisthesis - a forward dislocation of one vertebra over the one beneath it producing pressure on spinal nerves
dislocation - a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)
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n. espondilolistesis, desplazamiento anterior de una vértebra sobre otra, gen. la cuarta lumbar sobre la quinta o ésta sobre el sacro.
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Of the 59 patients in the study, 34 were diagnosed with degenerative disk disease, 29 with symptomatic protrusion/herniation, 28 with myofascial pain syndrome, 24 with spinal stenosis, 20 with lumbar strain, 20 with sacroiliac dysfunction, 20 with nonspecific lower back pain, 18 with internal disc disruption/annular tear, 18 with lumbar facet-mediated pain, 18 with symptomatic spondylolisthesis / spondylolysis, and 20 with other diagnoses.

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