A 33-year-old member asked:
Spondylolisthesis -- is there a cure?
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Neurosurgery 29 years experience
No: It is due to degeneration of disc and joints, occasionally from a type of fracture. Surgery can be used to correct it, but usually exercise, weight control and otc medication can control symptoms without anything more drastic needing to be done.
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
If due to : Degeneration of the spine, 70% are managed nonop & 30% are treated with surgery with about an 85% success rate. If it is the congenital or isthmic type that affects about 6% of the population 90% are treated nonop with half of them never having any symptoms to begin with and the 10% that have surgery noting a 90% success rate.
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 4, 2016
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