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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.

     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

       
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