How can I reduce my risk of spondylolisthesis?

You can take steps to reduce your risk of spondylolisthesis:

  • Do regular exercises for strong back and abdominal muscles.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Excess weight puts added stress on your lower back.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your bones well-nourished and strong.

After treatment, how can I prevent spondylolisthesis from returning?

Your healthcare provider may recommend exercises to strengthen the back and abdominal muscles, especially for children. Make sure to have regular checkups so your healthcare provider can detect any problems early on.

The chances of spondylolisthesis coming back, or recurring, are higher if the grade was higher. For people with a minor slippage, the condition may never come back.

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