Spondylolisthesis - Treatment
Maintaining general fitness with cross-training exercises while acute pain settles is important.
Pain control for acute flares of symptoms allows one to maintain a fairly normal lifestyle. Exercises and exercising may help.
The question of treatment is really a patient led decision around quality of life and ability to live with the symptoms.
Injection treatments will sometimes help establish that the spondylolisthesis is the cause of the symptoms.
Spinal surgery can have a role in treatment and usually would involve a fusion operation with bone graft. If there is nerve pain, it can be decompressed at the same time. There are many different variations of the operations that are performed and the specifics of surgery are best discussed with your clinician.