The slippage often occurs as a result of bone fractures.
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More specifically, the upper vertebral body slips forward on the one below.
The amount of slippage is graded on a scale from 1 to 4.
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Between the vertebrae are spaces that allow nerves (nerve roots) to go from the spinal cord to other parts of the body.
In anterolisthesis, the upper vertebral body is positioned abnormally compared to the vertebral body below it.
In this case, the symptoms will differ depending on where the affected area is.
Symptoms can involve movement or problems feeling sensations (such as heat, cold, pain, position in space, etc.), loss of control of bowels or bladder, pain and poor posture.