While both conditions involve a vertebral body slipping over the one beneath, the difference is directional. Translation is a gliding motion where one bone of a joint glides over its neighbour.
You can also practice good posture while at work and avoid sitting with flexed hips and knees. In proper walking, there is contralateral swing of the arms, which causes physiologic rotation of the trunk at each step. It uplifts and supports the abdomen, thereby unloading the effects of gravity on the discs.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation A TENS unit uses electrical stimulation to modulate the sensation of lower back pain by overriding the painful signals that are sent to the brain.
The surgical treatment aims to reduce pain, prevent further slip, stabilize unstable segment, reverse neurologic deficit and restore posture and gait. They may also involve muscles through spasm as a result of nerve malfunction due to pressure caused by the posterior displacement of the vertebra encroaching on the contents of the IVF.
Retrolisthesis are mainly caused by injury and resulting the instability of the connecting soft tissues, especially ligaments, discs, muscles, tendons and fascia. The goal of treatment for retrolisthesis is reduction of inflammation and pain.