Similar to slip disc if problem is milder then conservative treatment is answer.
Surgical treatment of a spondylolisthesis may be recommended if patient has any one of these:
♦ Significant neurological deficit
♦ Severe pain affecting simple daily activities
♦ Failure of conservative modalities
♦ Significant muscle weakness
Any evidence of cauda equina syndrome
Surgery is standard and simple. It involves the removal of nerve pinch or pressure – this helps in improving the leg pain. Also, it involves stabilization of the unstable spine by fixation with the help of a plates/rods and screws. This can help in complete relief and restoring normal functions later.