Spondylolisthesis is where one of the vertebrae slips forwards, this causes instability in the spine and can cause pain.
It most commonly occurs in the lower back but can also happen in the mid to upper back and the neck.
We have all been told “don’t bend your back like that”, “sit up straight” or “keep your back straight when you lift”?But is this true? Should we be afraid to bend over? Will our spines all break if we don’t keep them straight or is it just part of normal life?
Here’s what we teach to our back pain patients every day at Move Freely and why we are doing it differently from most Physiotherapy clinics.