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Home Health Library Topics Spondylolisthesis

Overview

Spondylolisthesis risk factors include participating in sports that put stress on the bones in the lower back, such as gymnastics and football. Genetics may put some people at increased risk.

Symptoms

If the vertebra slips too far, it may press on nerves and cause severe back pain or nerve crowding that produces leg pain or numbness.

Treatments

Initial treatment may include rest and medication. Severe spondylolisthesis may require surgery.

Last Updated: November 19th, 2021