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Spondylosis Conditions


Spondylosis is a descriptive term that refers to degeneration of the spine and can be located at any of the following location:

  • Neck – called cervical spondylosis
  • Lower back – called lumbar spondylosis
  • Middle back – called thoracic spondylosis
  • Lumbar and the sacral spine - called lumbosacral spondylosis

It means stiffening or fixation of the bony building blocks of the spine (vertebrae) as the result of a disease process.

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SPONDYLOSIS CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS

  • Wear & tear of bones due to aging
  • Weakening of the intervertebral discs can lead to herniation and bulging of discs
  • Genetic
  • Injury
  • Onset between 20 to 50 years of age

SPONDYLOSIS SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS

  • Pain due to nerve compression (pinched nerves)
  • Local inflammation
  • Chronic pain
  • Splinting of the affected area of the spine
  • Regional tenderness
  • Muscle spasm
  • Pain worsen on prolonged standing, sitting, and forward bending
  • Pain gets better with changing positions frequently and walking
  • Referred pain to the limbs
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Weakness of an affected extremity

SPONDYLOSIS DIAGNOSIS

The diagnosis of spondylosis requires thorough history analysis and physical examination of the patient along with following diagnostic tests:

  • X-rays
  • MRI
  • CT scans

 

Authored by Dr. Shyam Sundar K

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