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I had an X-ray and was diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis. Do I need surgery? Are there any alternatives?
Iron B.
by Doctor Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD of Atlantic Spine Center

Spondylolisthesis we also call spine slippage. When the spinal alignment has changed, so the spine can’t stay together perfectly. Very few people actually will need spinal surgery If Spondylolisthesis has complications already or has some instability. Alternatively, again, most people usually don’t need treatment, they need maybe physical therapy, maybe medication treatment, maybe pain management. It depends, I believe.

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