Spine Center

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The expert team of doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center specializes in all available evidence-based treatments for spondylolisthesis – both medical and surgical. At the Spine Center, we offer our patients the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies and techniques, including specialized spine imaging.

Our multidisciplinary approach gives patients access to neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, pain management specialists, and physiatrists with one call. We strive to coordinate, facilitate, and expedite patient care, saving our patients time.

About Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one of the vertebrae in the spine moves out of its proper position and onto the vertebra below it.

Common causes of spondylolisthesis in adults include arthritis in the spine, bone disease, and stress fractures. The condition also can be present at birth (congenital).

Some people experience no symptoms, but others might experience back pain, or numbness or weakness in the legs.

Diagnosing Spondylolisthesis

If we suspect spondylolisthesis, we’ll conduct a physical examination and order spine imaging studies, such as:

Treatment for Spondylolisthesis

After diagnosis, we make sure patients see the right experts to treat their specific symptoms. Treatment for spondylolisthesis depends on the severity and location of the problem and can include:

  • Anti-inflammation drugs
  • Biofeedback
  • Cortisone injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery

We’ll create a care plan that minimizes the number of visits a patient needs to make, while also providing all the support needed.

Research and Clinical Trials

UT Southwestern conducts clinical trials aimed at improving the treatment of spine conditions like spondylolisthesis. Talk with our doctors to see if a clinical trial is available.

Find a Clinical Trial

Search for opportunities to participate in a muscle or bone research study.


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at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Park Cities 8611 Hillcrest Road, 2nd Floor, Suite 210
Dallas, Texas 75225
214-692-3100 Directions Parking Info

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at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Richardson/Plano 3030 Waterview Parkway, 1st Floor
Richardson, Texas 75080
972-669-7101 Directions

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at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Las Colinas West 6121 N. Highway 161, 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Irving, Texas 75038
214-645-2225 Directions

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at UT Southwestern Frisco 12500 Dallas Parkway, 3rd Floor
Frisco, Texas 75033
469-604-9000 Directions Parking Info