Treatment for spondylolisthesis is similar to treatments for other causes of mechanical and compressive back pain. Surgery is necessary only if conservative treatments fail to keep a patient’s pain at a tolerable level. Surgical treatment for spondylolisthesis must address the presence of mechanical and compressive symptoms. Nerve pressure may require surgical decompression, called decompressive laminectomy of the lumbar spine. Patients needing surgery for spinal instability due to spondylolisthesis will typically require lumbar fusion.
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