A condition in which one vertebra from the spine slips over the adjacent bone and is more likely to affect people who are over 50 and it is more common in women than in men. This condition can cause pain, numbness, and weakness. Treatment options include physical therapy, exercises, and surgery.





Back pain is one of the most common symptoms.

There are other potential symptoms of spondylolisthesis, including:

  • Pain in the lower back that intensifies when upright and reduces while lying down
  • Intermittent shooting pain that passes from the buttocks down to the legs (sciatica)
  • Pain that intensifies during coughing or sneezing bouts Numbness or tingling that radiates from the back to the legs
  • Excessive curvature of the spine (kyphosis)
  • A change in posture and gait caused by the tightening of the hamstrings which can become a waddle in severe cases
  • A tendency to lean forward

Spondylolisthesis is a condition that’s most often caused by wear and tear on the bones and cartilage, as is the case with arthritis.

  • Wearing down of the vertebrae along with joint remodelling (degenerative spondylolisthesis)
  • Weakness in the ligamenta flava – the ligaments that form the posterior (back) wall of the spinal canal
  • Repetitive trauma to the spine, especially common in weightlifters
  • Sudden trauma to the spine can cause a vertebra to slide out of place (traumatic
  • Birth defects that cause abnormalities in one or more vertebrae

At Kalp Health Care, our wise and empathetic professionals take a transparent and innovative approach to ensure you receive the highest quality care, personalized to your unique health journey.

  • Comprehensive Assessment: Our expert professionals conduct a thorough assessment, which includes:
    • Patient Symptom Evaluation: We listen attentively and patiently to understand your symptoms.
    • Posture Analysis: We assess your posture to identify potential issues.
    • Physical and Functional Assessment: A comprehensive evaluation of your physical health and functionality.
  • In-Depth Evaluation: To ensure a holistic understanding, we consider various factors, such as:
    • Radiological Findings: Incorporating X-Ray, MRI, CT scans, and clinical correlation.
    • Lab Reports: Analyzing laboratory test results for a complete picture.
    • Medication History: Documenting past and current medications.
    • Medical and Surgical History: Understanding your medical journey.
    • Lifestyle Factors: Exploring lifestyle, work patterns, and daily routines.
    • Nutritional Assessment: Evaluating diet and nutrition, emphasizing fibrous foods, minerals, and hydration.
  • Personalized Approach: We believe in patient-centric care, tailoring our assessments and recommendations to your specific needs:
    • Climate Considerations: Recognizing the impact of climate on health.
    • Family History: Considering hereditary factors.
    • Daily Activity: Analyzing your daily routine.
    • Metabolic Assessment: Understanding your metabolic activity.
    • Exercise Routine: Assessing your physical activity regimen.

At Kalp Health Care, we believe in precision and personalization, our wise and empathetic approach ensures that your treatment is innovative, transparent, and, above all, centered around your unique needs and holistic health.That’s why:

Individualized Approach: Our expert team crafts unique treatment protocols for each patient.

Unique Needs: Even if two patients have a similar diagnosis, their treatments are tailored to their specific requirements.

Comprehensive Assessment: We consider not only the diagnosis but also your overall well-being, including physical, mental, emotional, and psychological health.

Holistic Care: Our patient-centric philosophy means that:

A 360-Degree View: We take into account every aspect of your health and life that may impact your well-being.

Emphasis on Well-being: Your treatment plan is designed to address not just physical pain but also your mental and emotional health.

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I have been visiting the clinic for the past two years and my experience has been great. Dr. Kant is very knowledgeable and he treats his patients with full dedication and patience. I underwent treatment for my neck and back pain and I got relief after just a few sessions of dry needling. So, I would recommend everyone to visit KALP HEALTH CARE for any kind of physiotherapy treatment.

Nithya Santhakumar

At the age of 53, a back problem is scary when a doctor tells you that you need 10 days of bed rest or surgery! I went to Kalp expecting the usual steps of physiotherapy, but I couldn't even stand up straight or get out of bed without shooting pain. This is an example of not judging a book by its cover. Dr. Kant is a simple man but a magician when it comes to his treatment. He is passionate and positive about his treatment and knows the human body like the back of his hand. A dedicated team with Dr. Monika and Dr. Rakesh got me on my feet in just 3 days. This is the best treatment I could have asked for!

Vivek Goyal

Dr. Kant and his clinic are excellent in treating muscular and spinal issues - it's very clean and hygienic. Dr. Kant has great understanding and knowledge, quickly reaching to the root of what's wrong and able to provide Relief within a few sessions. I found a solution to my spine problem after seeking treatment from Dr. Kant - I had tried all kinds of treatments before but hadn't been able to find any relief.

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Who is a Kalp Specialist?

Dr. K. K. Kant is the Founder of Kalp Health Care, located in the sub-city of Dwarka, New Delhi.

There are trial & success methods to treat pain but as a seasoned  professionals, we know when and bhow to combine clinical reasoning with manual therapy, modalities, and recent EBP to restore mobility & rejuvenate life.

Dr. K. K. Kant has a keen interest in Ortho – Sports – Spine – Pelvic Floor – Foot field and advanced manual therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the ways to help speed up back surgery recovery times:

  • Hydration – It sounds very simple but drinking plenty of water and reducing the consumption of things like coffee and alcohol can be very helpful as it results in the tissue producing less lactic acid.
  • Quit smoking – Smoking has been proven to weaken bones and speed up the degeneration of things like the spinal disc. This could prevent the bones from fusing correctly.
  • Sleep – Make sure you get a good night’s sleep to allow your body to repair itself. 
  • Keep your weight down – Focus on maintaining a healthy diet, combined with moderate exercise to keep your weight down and limit any additional pressure on your spine. 
  • Try to move frequently – It may be tempting to avoid regular movement but it is vital to speed up the healing process and reduce the risk of complications.
  • Posture – When sitting, focus on your posture and avoid slouching or hunching over your desk to ensure your spine is correctly aligned.

The chances of recurrence of pain depend on the severity of the condition. In mild cases, the chances of recurrence of symptoms following adequate treatment are very less.

Severe cases of spondylolisthesis with persistent pain may cause permanent nerve damage with subsequent weakness and paralysis of the legs.

Some people are born with a thin vertebral bone called the pars articularis, which, from the side resembles a Scotty dog. Force or stress, such as during a growth spurt or from trauma, may contribute to this bone breaking, causing the vertebra to slip forward. Overuse is another cause. Sports such as gymnastics and football stress the lower back.

Many patients need to wear a brace after low back surgery. The brace is worn for 3 to 6 months. It is important to wear the brace as instructed because the brace helps to support your spine while it heals. An x-ray is performed at regular intervals to make sure your spine is fusing.