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Dr. Donald Corenman is one of a handful of neck and back doctors that are both an MD and doctor of chiropractic (DC). His practice with the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO serves the Vail and Denver area. Dr. Corenman’s patients travel from the US and abroad seeking resolution for chronic back pain and failed surgical treatment.
Dr. Donald Corenman, MD, DC ( | 970-479-5895), spine surgeon Colorado, is a spine expert that diagnoses and treats all areas of the spine. He is skilled performing state-of-the art surgeries for treatments associated with degenerative spine conditions, as well as injuries sustained in traumatic and sports-related events.
Dr. Corenman, spine surgeon Colorado, recently launched for patients, physicians, colleagues and other spine surgeons to use as a 2nd resource when seeking out information on conditions and surgical options relating to the spine.
Dr. Corenman recently created this isthmic spondylolisthesis (spondylolysthesis) video to provide an explanation of this particular condition of the spine.
Isthmic spondylolisthesis (stress fracture of the back vertebra) is a problem that typically occurs with a fracture in the bone that connects the upper and the lower facets, the pars interarticularis (Latin for “area between the joints”). The break normally occurs because of a stress fracture. This bony area when under stress from athletic activity in extension doesn’t have the chance to heal between stressful episodes. Eventually, the stress is greater than the bone can resist and the area fractures. Since this area of the bone is very poorly supplied with blood, healing is impaired and the fracture is quite commonly permanent.
The most common area for isthmic spondylolisthesis (stress fracture of the back vertebra) to occur is L5-S1. In the isthmic spondylolisthesis video, a detailed description of how the back section of the vertebra develops a stress fracture in both sides of the bony portion called the pars interarticularis. You will understand how this portion of the vertebra acts as a doorstop and when it is fractured, how the body of the vertebra can slide forward. This stress fracture of the back vertebra—or forward slide—can cause pain in the back and eventually leg pain if the nerve gets caught in the slip.
Dr. Corenman has other educational videos similar to this isthmic spondylolysthesis video on the neckandback You Tube channel. He is a dedicated spine surgeon Colorado and is happy to share his images and presentations for further research. For spine related presentations for public viewing, visit: ; For spine images, visit: ; To visit Dr. Corenman on LinkedIn, visit: