Can spondylolisthesis be prevented?
Although spondylolisthesis might not be preventable, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of slips:
- Keep your back and abdominal muscles strong to help support and stabilize the lower back.
- Choose activities and sports that do not place your lower back at risk for injury. Swimming and biking are possible options.
- 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.