Ayurvedic treatment for listhesis aka spondylolisthesis is possible at Sukhayu and you can avoid the plates and screws in your spine. Sponylolisthesis is a condition where one bone, slips on the other. In simple words, this is mismanagement of the spinal vertebrae.

The spine is a complicated organ. It needs to be flexible, movable, and rigid at the same time in order for it not only to function properly but also to support your bodyweight as well! The three different components that make up this marvel of engineering are bones joints discs – all working together seamlessly with each other so you can walk around feeling pain-free from back problems forever more…

  • Bones of the spine- vertebrae gives strength to the spine make it rigid.
  • Flexibility comes from discs and joints.
  • Joints make it movable.

But in all these three things, one big task is to balance the movement and stability together. This work can be done by a ring-like cage that’s located on the back side of the vertebral body – known as pars interarticularis
This makes sure two bones will always stay aligned properly!

Spondylolisthesis with pars defect
Problem with Pars Interarticularis causing Spondylolisthesis

When this Pars Interarticularis, fractures this condition leads to two different conditions-

  1. Spondylolysis
  2. Spondylolisthesis

What is the difference between Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis

Breakage of Pars interarticularis is a common between spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. The main difference is

  • In spondylosis: the broken inter articularis doesn’t leave the space and remains intact,
  • In spondylolisthesis opposite to above condition- the broken parts move apart.

The image narrates the things clearly-

difference between Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis
difference between Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis

The bulky part of the vertebrae is on the outer side. This alignment is known as lordosis in cervical and lumbar region and the same is known as- kyphosis in the dorsal segment. Behind this arrangement there is a canal- Spinal canal. The continuation of brain – spinal cord travels in this canal. On every level of spinal vertebrae, two nerve roots. This canal is crucial for the spine. design of spine is like this for the spinal cord only. If a vertebrae slips on the other- this will interfere in the canal. This interference causes blockage of the canal. It hurts nerves. Thus it is a crucial condition for the spine. Therefore spondylolisthesis, commonly known as listhesis too; is a major condition.

Types of Listhesis

Listhesis is of two types generally- anterior listhesis and posterior listhesis. Radiologists in MRIs mention posterior listhesis as – retrolisthesis. For example if it is- retrolisthesis of L5 over S1- it means that L5 has moved to the posterior side (towards the back). The same condition when appears in anteriorly, that is – anterolisthesis of the L5 over S1.

This can occur in any of the vertebrae. But it is most common in case of lumbar region. Specially between L4-L5-S1, vertebrae. There are some cases where you can find the listhesis in the cervical region. Dorsal or thoracic region is -immune to the problem of listhesis.

Grades of Spondylolisthesis


How much vertebrae slipped over other, decides the grade of the problem.  This is according to slippage level only. When the slippage is just 25 % or less this is considered a Grade I listhesis. The same slippage when is in between 25 to 50% this is grade II of the spondylolisthesis. 50-75% is grade III and above this it is grade IV of the listhesis. In last 12 years, we have treated all these grades of spondylolisthesis through Ayurvedic treatment.

This might be a complicated case of Shruti Bhalla, where grade of the spondylolisthesis was II here is the case study of the same- Grade II spondylolisthesis of L5, L5-S1 Disc Protrusion you should study, if you are worried about your condition.

These grades are not stable. If you are ignoring the condition, things will keep on deteriorating.

What Causes Spondylolisthesis

There are many causes behind spondylolisthesis. The most common is trauma or accident. Accident can lead to the complicated condition of listhesis. But there are many cases without any history of injury too, in last 12 years.

The worst scenario is- where people visit quacks and these quacks manipulate the spine in an inappropriate manner. Almost every second patient who undergoes this type of manipulation have to face this problem. But due to mass following people keep on visiting these places. And they come with all these complications. Besides this, there are certain reasons where spondylolistheis can appear-

  • Exercises or sports where high impact is involved
  • Obesity
  • Severe degenerative changes
  • Bad and poor posture

So these are few causes behind spondylolisthesis.

Symptoms of Spondylolisthesis

Grade of listhesis and location of listhesis, decides the signs and symptoms in this problem.

  • The tightness and stiffness of the muscles is the most common symptom of the spondylolisthesis.
  • Difficulty in moving the body in particular postures like- twisting and bending.
  • Pain which radiated down in the limbs according to nerve root.
  • Numbness in the lower body part
  • Loss of balance while walking
  • Heaviness in legs
  • Numbness in soles

All these symptoms aggravate when posture of the body changes. On change in posture, pain and all other symptoms aggravate always.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Spondylolisthesis / Listhesis

Sukhayu provides the best Ayurveda Treatment for Spondylolisthesis. The reason behind the “best” is our approach and understanding of the spine. We work more on the root cause of problem. We work in a three way model similar to other problems- Ayurvedic Medicines, Panchakarma and Yoga.

Ayurvedic medicines are meant to relax the body. All neuro-skeletal-muscular problems come under one disease as per Ayurveda that is- Vata Vyadhi. Medicines pacify vata dosha. Once Doshas pacify balance of body becomes natural.

Panchakarma leads to relaxed muscles and ligaments. This helps us to move to next step of treatment that is Yoga.

Yoga works for manipulation of bones. Yoga Asanas (postures) are meant to bring back the natural posture of body. This natural posture ensures- natural “S” shaped spine. Yoga is more successful in helping the body to bring back the natural conditions inside. That too without any manual-passive manipulation.

For Ayurveda Treatment for Spondylolisthesis a person needs to stay with us as inpatient for 21 to 28 days. Accommodation and food is being provided by us.

Case Study of Ayurveda Treatment for Spondylolisthesis

The results what Mr. Sumer got you can see the complete recovery of the listhesis in his case in this MRI. There cannot be a bigger statement than the MRI findings…

can disc come to natural place

Read the complete case study of the patient-  Without surgery treatment of listhesis

So, if you’re suffering with Spondylolisthesis / Listhesis- anterior or posterior, any grade than Sukhayu Ayurved is a place where you can get proper results. You won’t need to fix your spine with screws and plates, for sure. Please contact us on ayurvedasukhayu@gmail.com or visit contact us page.