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Can spondylolisthesis worsen even if i have no pain?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: The most common type of spondylolisthesis will rarely progress to a severe slip. Most of the time, the progression stops when a person reaches adulthood. The other common kind occurs in middle life and beyond, and rarely progresses beyond grade 1 or 2 (mild). The process of slippage is not something people feel.
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 49 years experience
Sit up straight: The lower spine can slip forward if you are not careful with posture. Also, lose weight and strengthen those stomach muscles. The spine needs good care all of your life - whether it hurts or not!

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