Spondylolisthesis occurs when one vertebra of the spine slips out of alignment with the other vertebrae.
The majority of individuals with a spondylolisthesis do not require surgery.
The majority of individuals with a spondylolisthesis do not require surgery. Common non-surgical treatment options include:
When pain symptoms are severe, if there is significant muscle weakness, or if your overall condition deteriorates surgery may be necessary. The surgeons at Comprehensive Spine Care will develop a treatment plan based on your symptoms, physical exam and MRI results.
Surgery for Lumbar Spondylolisthesis typically would consist of a Lumbar decompression (Laminectomy, Laminomtomy). Stabilization of the spine may also be necessary (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Posterior Lumbar Fusion, Lateral Lumbar Fusion.)