How is spondylolisthesis treated?
At the Spine Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado, treatment of spondylolistheisis is conservative if there is only a minor slip of the vertebrae. This includes rest from activities/sports, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy. Your child’s doctor may also recommend a back brace.
If the slip is becoming worse, or your child has continued pain, experts at our Spine Program may recommend surgery. This surgery is referred to as a spinal fusion. During a spinal fusion the vertebrae of the low back (lumbar region) are fused to the sacrum (bone at the base of the spine).
Why choose the Spine Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado?
The Spine Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado evaluates and treats infants, children, adolescents and young adults with all types of spinal diseases, deformities and injuries, ranging from spondylolistheisis to complex neuromuscular disease and trauma. Our spine team is among the most knowledgeable pediatric spine care teams in the country.
For the most basic to the most complex spinal conditions, our goal is to always provide the safest and most effective treatments, often beginning with non-surgical options. However, if surgery is the only option, we offer innovative approaches from experienced surgeons who perform more than 200 pediatric spine procedures each year.