The kind of treatment that we recommend for patients experiencing spondylolisthesis can vary. If you are a patient at Alexander Bone and Spine Institute, you will undergo an exam to test your range-of-motion and an x-ray to confirm the extent of vertebral slippage.
The kind of treatment needed is generally based on factors like overall health, age, and the severity of the symptoms you have experienced. Our first approach is a conservative treatment of your condition. This can include:
• anti-inflammatory medication
• steroid injections
• physical therapy
• We may recommend surgery if your symptoms are severe or worsen and more conservative approaches do not provide you with enough relief.
Surgical treatments can include laminectomy, where the lamina portion of the vertebra is removed; or spinal fusion, which fuses together parts of the spine to stabilize it.
If you have questions about treating your condition, make an appointment for a consultation with us to determine the best course of action.