Spondylolisthesis is not the same as a slipped disc.A slipped disc is when a disc (the tissue between the bones in your spine) moves out of place.
These more detailed scans will be able to help work out whether you have a compressed nerve in your back.
The way spondylolisthesis is treated depends on your symptoms and how severe they are.
The ratings range from spondylolisthesis grade 1 to spondylolisthesis grade 5: grade 1 spondylolisthesis being least severe and grade 5 most severe.
To diagnose this condition, your doctor will take X-rays in order to see if any of the bones in your vertebrae have slipped or are misaligned.
This is often painful if you have spondylolisthesis.
Spondylolisthesis can easily be confirmed by taking an X-ray of your spine from the side while you're standing.
They may order a CT scan or MRI to figure out how severe your slippage may be.
Grade 1, or grade I spondylolisthesis is the least severe case.
It'll be replaced by a small "cage" containing a bone graft to hold the bones in your spine apart.
The operation is performed under general anaesthetic, which means you will not be awake.