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What are the side effect for a spondylolisthesis?

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Dr. Peter Tomasello
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
See below: There are various possibilities associated with this condition and depends upon the severity of the slip . Some patients are totally asymptomatic . Good luck thank you.
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Depends: When the spondylolisthesis is severe (degree of slippage of the spine), many patients develop symptoms of weakness, pain and or numbness radiating down their extremity/ies. Surgical intervention-decompressing the nerve roots and stabilizing the spine can benefit.

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