A 37-year-old member asked:
what are the long term effects of having spondylolisthesis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Bolesta answered
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Most people with spondylolisthesis lead normal lives. A minority may consider surgery.
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Dr. Thomas Dowling answered
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually none other: Than some back pain but occasionally leading to spinal stenosis or a disc herniation with 10% needing surgery-this is for the congenital or isthmic type. The degenerative or acquired type typically seen in postmenapausal females can lead to back pain & spinal stenosis with 30% needing surgery.
Answered on Aug 31, 2015
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