All Spondylosis (Osteoarthritis) Articles

Osteophytes (Bone Spurs)

Osteophytes are smooth bony overgrowths called bone spurs that may develop in older adults in response to degenerative spinal changes.

Spinal Arthritis: Symptoms

Arthritis symptoms can develop in your spine. Spinal arthritis is called spondylosis or spinal osteoarthritis affecting the spine’s joints, and can cause back pain and stiffness.

Arthritis: Medications to Relieve Pain

Medications and prescription drugs may help relieve arthritis pain in your neck and/or back. Learn about options to treat painful osteoarthritis or spondylosis, other names for spinal arthritis.

Spondylosis

Spondylosis is spinal osteoarthritis, a degenerative disorder associated with aging and causes changes in the spine's facet joints altering function and causing inflammation and pain.

Exercise to Relieve Spondylosis Pain

If possible, daily activity should be part of a spinal arthritis treatment plan because of the many benefits of exercise.

Spondylosis: How Doctors Treat Spinal Osteoarthritis

A surgeon explains how doctors diagnose this degenerative process, including what happens in physical and neurological exams.

Physical Therapy for Spondylosis

A physical therapy program is individualized and may include active treatments, such as an exercise program.

Symptoms of Spondylosis

The symptoms of spondylosis, also known as spinal osteoarthritis, vary depending on where your spine is affected.

Cervical Spondylosis: Patient History and Case

Cervical spondylosis is spinal osteoarthritis affecting the neck. This patient case reviews the evaluation and treatment of a woman who developed spondylosis as a result of a car accident.

Video Series: Exercises for Lumbar Spondylosis

Video lumbar spine stretches and exercises to help reduce low back pain and stiffness that can be caused by spinal osteoarthritis, also called lumbar spondylosis.

Video Series: Exercises for Cervical Spondylosis

Three video neck stretches and exercises to help relieve a stiff neck caused by spinal osteoarthritis also called cervical spondylosis.

Spondylosis (Spinal Osteoarthritis) Center

Spondylosis is also known as spinal osteoarthritis. It is common and usually not serious, although it can be quite painful.

Exams and Tests for Spondylosis

To make an accurate diagnosis of spondylosis, your doctor will do physical and neurological exams. You'll need to have x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs, too.

Arthritis: Hope, But No Miracles

Although no miracle cures are out there, treatment and management of this disease is possible.

Spondylosis (Spinal Arthritis): Reduce Back and Neck Pain

Most cases of spondylosis (also called spinal arthritis and spinal osteoarthritis) are mild and can be treated with non-surgical treatments.
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