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What are the long term effects of having spondylolisthesis?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Most people with spondylolisthesis lead normal lives.
A minority may consider surgery.

In brief: Depends

Most people with spondylolisthesis lead normal lives.
A minority may consider surgery.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
A lot depends on degree of slippage. The greater grade of slip, more forward the vertebra, can result in pain also related to compression of nerves. These slips usually require surgery, spinal fusion etc.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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