How is spondylolisthesis diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will do a physical exam and ask you about your symptoms. You will then likely need an imaging scan to confirm the diagnosis.

What imaging tests will I need?

  • Spinal X-ray helps healthcare providers see if a vertebra is out of place.
  • CT scan or MRI scan may be necessary to see the spine in more detail or to see soft tissue such as discs and nerves.

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