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Pablo Pazmiño, MD
2811 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 800
Santa Monica CA 90403
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Pablo Pazmiño, MD
Orthopaedic Spine Specialist
Orthopaedic Spine Specialist
www. spinecal .com
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El Doctor habla Español
some point in their lives. When it starts to hap-
pen, many of our daily activities become dif-
ficult to do.
SPONDYLO-LISTHESIS is derived from the Greek
word Spondylo=
, Listhesis=
. Basically this
refers to a slip and an instability of a vertebral body
within the spine.
Spondylolisthesis is a common source of back pain as
it creates a sensation of instability in your spine as the
bones literally slip in relation to each other.
Your spine is a complex structure that performs a variety
of activities. There are always demands being placed
on your spine. The spine gives you support to stand up
straight, and gives you the flexibility to bend and twist.
It also protects your spinal cord. Understanding how
your spine works can help you understand why you or
someone you know may have back pain.