What can be done to prevent the condition?
Sports safety guidelines should be followed for adults,
adolescents, and children.
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
In mild cases, the person may develop back pain during heavy lifting or sports. In more severe cases, the person may experience greater slipping of the spine and lower back discomfort. Problems with the nerves in the legs may possibly develop. The individual may lose bowel or bladder control.
What are the risks to others?
Spondylolisthesis is not contagious, and poses no risk to others.