Spondylolisthesis Surgery at SPINE/RX

What Is Spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis refers to one vertebrae slipping past another. With spondylolisthesis - including forward slippage (anterolisthesis) and backward slippage (retrolisthesis), the bones in the spine become unstable and actually move out of alignment. This condition can be caused by spinal degeneration, traumatic injury, or a congenital defect of the spine. Symptoms may include severe pain in the neck or lower back and associated arm or leg pain, numbness and tingling.

How Is Spondylolisthesis Treated?

Spondylolisthesis is most typically treated with either one or a combination of the following: rest, medication, physical therapy, injections or surgery.

When Is Surgery Recommended for Spondylolisthesis?

Surgery may be recommended for spondylolisthesis if pain does not improve through initial treatment methods, if the slippage is significant or considered very unstable, or if you’re experiencing any of the following serious symptoms: severe pain, weakness in the arms or legs, or problems with bowel or bladder function. Surgery may also be recommended if diagnostic tests detect damage to the spinal cord or nerve roots, or if spine surgeons anticipate any significant risk of future deterioration.

Living with spondylolisthesis can be painful, and may cause you to miss out on the activities you love. If medication or therapy fail to relieve pain, spine surgery may provide the relief you need to live the life you desire.


If spine surgery for spondylolisthesis makes you nervous, you’re not alone. That’s why SPINE/RX provides minimally-invasive procedures, offering less pain, shorter recovery times and limited scarring. See the difference at SPINE/RX.

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Often, surgery for spondylolisthesis does not require an overnight hospital stay, depending on the severity of your unique condition. Many of our minimally-invasive procedures are same-day, outpatient surgeries.

SPINE/RX understands that being free from spine pain related to spondylolisthesis means getting your life back on track. That’s why we offer advanced surgical techniques to provide a clear path to lasting pain relief. See the difference at SPINE/RX.

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