Spondylolisthesis treatment is determined based on the type of spinal condition you are diagnosed with, the grade level assigned, and the severity of your symptoms. Spondylolisthesis treatment consists of non-surgical treatment, prevention, and surgery.
Non-Surgical Spondylolisthesis Treatment
- Medications – Acetaminophen can be prescribed for pain. NSAIDS’s and/or oral steroids can be prescribed to reduce inflammation.
- Heat and/or Ice – Heat or ice helps to reduce localized pain. Ice is recommended to relieve pain or discomfort right after an activity. Heat is recommended to relax your muscles, which can help to promote blood flow and healing.
- Physical Therapy – Stretching is the best form of physical therapy. Stretching your hamstrings twice a day can alleviate stress on your lower back. Make sure each movement you make is controlled, but gradually increases.
- Manual Manipulation – Chiropractic manipulation can possibly help to reduce pain by mobilizing joint dysfunction. It is extremely important that you contact a trained health professional.