Degenerative spondylolisthesis

We will develop an individual treatment plan to relieve your pain

Once we have diagnosed that you have a degenerative spondylolisthesis with associated spinal canal stenosis, we will use various treatment methods, depending on the severity and the symptoms. Our consultants and therapists will develop an individual treatment plan for you.


If the slippage and the narrowing of the vertebral canal are not yet very advanced, conservative measures such as physiotherapy can often help. The goal of our treatment programme is to relieve your pain significantly and improve your quality of life. In some cases, spinal injections, performed as a day-case procedure, may be appropriate and can relieve some of the acute pain.

Surgical treatment for degenerative spondylolisthesis

In some cases, conservative treatments (e.g. manipulation, physiotherapy, medication or injections) may not provide long-term benefit. A decompression operation and in some cases a fusion procedure of the spine may also be required.

The objective of surgery is to remove the material that causes the compression/stenosis and to give the nerve roots and/or cauda equina more room. Your surgeon will discuss with you whether there is a need to perform a fusion of the spine at the time of the operation.

Conservative treatment methods

  • Physiotherapy

Surgical treatment methods

  • Surgical treatment for degenerative spondylolisthesis