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Is subluxation of L4 on L5 the same as "slippage?"

I understand no one here can interpret my MRI or x-ray.  I'm trying to understand terminology.  I think of subluxation as a term chiropractors use, but my lumbar flexion and extension x-ray mentions an 8 mm anterior subluxation of L4 on L5. I haven't seen this term used in previous x-rays or MRIs. Is this the same as slippage? And is spondylolisthesis the same same as anterolisthesis? Many thanks for any input. 


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 4,299
    edited 07/23/2019 - 1:08 PM
    hello grozer !
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 4,299
    You are right, there aren't any medical professionals on discussion forum.
    We members are not to comment re tests.

    Please use the search, upper right on page, for definitions and explanations.
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