What is the role of medications in the treatment of lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Beth B Froese, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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The goal of medication in care of spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis of any type is to mitigate pain. NSAIDs are used most commonly while narcotic analgesics are used for breakthrough pain.


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