spondylolisthesis treatment, spinal fusion surgery

Does Your Spondylolisthesis Require Spine Surgery?

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.

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