Grade II = <25% slip
Grade III = <50% slip a
Grade IV = <75% slip
How Spondylolysis progresses to Spondylolisthesis
Signs and Symptoms
NOTE – your lower back pain may not be a result of the spondylolisthesis
Athletes with GI or GII may return when pain free on back extension and have good spinal stabilisation.
If symptoms reoccur, then activity must be stopped.
Athletes with GIII or IV should avoid high speed or contact sports.
Rare for a slip to progress, if it does then surgery is required.
If symptoms are still present after 6 months of non-surgical treatment then surgery should be considered.
Children with slip greater than 50% will need surgery.
If you have persistent back pain or stiffness, or persistent pain in thigh or buttocks, you should consult your GP or a physiotherapist.
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