The degenerative process of spondylosis (spinal osteoarthritis) may impact the cervical, thoracic, and/or lumbar regions of the spine. This natural part of aging affects the intervertebral discs and facet joints, and it may cause pain. Learn more about it in this article.
The symptoms of spondylosis vary depending on where your spine is affected. This degenerative process can cause pain that ranges from mild to severe. One very noticeable spondylosis symptom is joint stiffness in the morning.
Degenerative disorders of the neck are common in people age 45 plus. Bone spurs can cause a pinched spinal nerve root leading to neck, shoulder and arm pain. A patient case is presented to help you understand diagnosis and treatment.
Most cases of spondylosis (also called spinal arthritis and spinal osteoarthritis) are mild and can be treated with non-surgical treatments. This article covers common symptoms and treatments for spondylosis.
By following an exercise plan for spondylosis (spinal osteoarthritis), you can reduce joint pain and increase your muscle strength. If possible, daily activity should be part of a spinal arthritis treatment plan because of the many benefits of exercise.
Very few patients with spondylosis (spinal osteoarthritis) require surgery. Non-surgical therapies are tried first and are often successfully alleviate the patient's symptoms. Article covers medications, physical therapy, chiropractic, and exercises used to treat spondylosis.