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Spondylolisthesis is a spinal problem most often diagnosed after a patient complains of lower back pain. When one of the vertebrae in the spine slips out of place, it crushes or pushes on the vertebra beneath it, resulting in pain and, in some cases, limited movement. This is usually the result of overextension of the…

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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…

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