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Top lower back care in Dayton, OH

Condition: Spondylolisthesis

When it comes to spondylolisthesis, patients often fall into two different categories: low grade or high grade. A low grade case of spondylolisthesis may not result in any obvious symptoms, initially. But a high grade case can cause significant pain and nerve injury, requiring surgical intervention. 

Patients who are in need of surgery to correct spondylolisthesis need look no further than Dayton Neurologic Associates for relief. Dr. Michael P. Verdon has decades of experience diagnosing and treating this condition, offering minimally-invasive lumbar fusion to stabilize the spine. Eligible patients who undergo lumbar fusion enjoy a much higher level of function and a substantial decrease in pain after recovery. 

If you’re wondering whether or not you are a good candidate for lumbar fusion, or simply want to explore non-surgical options for spondylolisthesis, you have come to the right place. Call or request an appointment online today to learn how Dayton Neurologic Associates can help you start living the life you deserve. 

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Lower Back Specialist For Chronic Back Pain

Spondylolisthesis Diagnosis & Treatment

At Dayton Neurologic Associates, Dr. Michael P. Verdon thoroughly assesses patients with spondylolisthesis with the latest diagnostic technology. From there, he will develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your unique medical history, pain points, and lifestyle goals. Our lower back pain treatment includes non-surgical recommendations to help you improve and manage your symptoms more effectively. 

If surgery is deemed necessary, Dr. Verdon provides minimally-invasive lumbar fusion to fuse together the spinal vertebrae. This cutting-edge procedure boasts high success rates, empowering patients to live fuller, pain-free lives. Lower back pain relief is a click away. Find a Dayton Neurologic Associates location near you and book an appointment to be evaluated by Dr. Verdon. 

Dayton's top spine doctor for chronic pain

Compassionate, Patient-Focused Spinal Care

As a neurological surgeon with over 20 years of experience treating spinal disorders, Dr. Verdon understands how challenging it is for patients with chronic back pain to find long-term relief. Dayton Neurologic Associates is small and independently owned, meaning that patients are guaranteed to see Dr. Verdon at each and every one of their appointments. We take pride in our ability to provide ample one-on-one time to everyone. 

You can put your searches for “lower back pain doctor near me” to rest when you become a patient at our practice. If you are looking for a minimally-invasive spinal surgery specialist who truly cares about patients, look no further than Dayton Neurologic Associates. Request an appointment online today to get started on your recovery journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of spondylolisthesis?

For many patients, spondylolisthesis may not cause any outwardly obvious symptoms. However, the following symptoms are common for some with this condition:

  • Pain in the legs, thighs and buttocks that worsen upon standing
  • Back stiffness
  • Tight hamstrings
  • Trouble standing and walking
  • Tingling/numbness/weakness in the legs (in severe cases)

What causes spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis can be congenital, caused by a fracture, or be the result of degenerative disc disease. 

What is the difference between spondylolysis vs spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are separate but related spinal conditions. In spondylolysis, there is a separation of the small arch in the back of the spine between the facet joints. Spondylolisthesis, on the other hand, occurs when the vertebral bone slips forward. 

What happens if spondylolisthesis is left untreated?

Left untreated, this condition can lead to chronic pain, damage, and even leg paralysis if nerve damage has occurred.