Back symptoms: A patient with spondylolisthesis may experience chronic back pain, especially when the spine is moved, such as when bending, lifting, or walking.
Leg symptoms: The patient may experience pain, numbness or a feeling of heaviness in the thighs and buttocks, especially when walking. However, these symptoms will alleviate after sitting down or leaning forward. Patient will notice a slow decrease in the distances they are able to walk. Severe compression of the nerves can also cause loss of control of bowel or bladder functions.