The screws and rods are usually left in place permanently.In some cases, the disc between the bones in your spine may also be removed.
Spinal surgery for spondylolisthesis also carries a risk of potentially serious complications.
These include: Because of the possibility of complications, make sure you discuss the operation in detail with your doctor or surgeon before deciding to have surgery.
Back braces used to be recommended for some people with spondylolisthesis, but they're no longer used because there are concerns that they may weaken your spine without improving symptoms.
Surgery may be recommended if non-surgical treatments do not work and your symptoms are severe, persistent or suggest you have a compressed nerve in your spine.
These more detailed scans will be able to help work out whether you have a compressed nerve in your back.
The way spondylolisthesis is treated depends on your symptoms and how severe they are.
It'll be replaced by a small "cage" containing a bone graft to hold the bones in your spine apart.
The operation is performed under general anaesthetic, which means you will not be awake.
For starters, bed rest can help relieve your pain and take the extra stress off of your spine and back.
In addition, try avoiding activities that may further your injury and slippage such as high contact sports.