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Spondylolisthesis may vary from mild to severe. A person with spondylolisthesis may have no symptoms.
Symptoms may include:
Nerve damage (leg weakness or changes in sensation) may result from pressure on nerve roots and may cause pain radiating down the legs.
The doctor will perform a physical exam. A straight leg raise may be uncomfortable or painful.
X-ray of the spine can show if a vertebra is out of place, and whether there are any fractures.
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