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Degenerative spondylolisthesis

Degenerative spondylolisthesis

Degenerative changes in the spine can lead to slippage of one vertebra on the next, leading to the development of back and leg pain, numbness in the legs and reduced mobility.

At Schoen Clinic, our spine specialists will help you to relieve your pain significantly and improve your quality of life.

Degenerative spondylolisthesis: rehabilitation after surgery

It is very normal to experience some level of discomfort/pain after the surgery. Our experienced nursing and medical staff will help you to control this with appropriate medication. The symptoms in your legs may fluctuate due to increased swelling around the nerves. This can take a few weeks to settle therefore, it is important not to suddenly stop taking certain pain relief medication. Our ward physiotherapist will visit you after the operation to teach you exercises and help you out of bed. They will show you the correct way to move safely. Once you are confident and independently mobile, you will be encouraged to keep as mobile as possible.