Treatment for spondylolisthesis typically involves physical therapy, pain medication, and other nonsurgical options. However, in some cases spinal fusion surgery can offer a more effective solution for your severe, ongoing back pain.
Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebrae (or spinal bone) moves out of position and rests on the bone below it, placing pressure on one or more nerves. This condition is a common cause of back pain that can interfere with your day-to-day activities. Neurosurgeons usually recommend nonsurgical spondylolisthesis treatment at first, but if those options fail, you may need spinal fusion surgery.