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Spondylosis is a degeneration of spine and intervertebral discs. It is the stiffening of the bony building blocks of the spine due to progression of disease. Spondylosis can occur in the thoracic spine (upper and mid back), cervical spine (neck) or lumbar spine (low back).

Symptoms of spondylosis


Depending on the area of spine affected by spondylosis, symptoms are developed.

Neck (cervical spine) –
  • Pain that comes and goes and spreads into your shoulders, arms, hands, or fingers
  • Neck or shoulder stiffness
  • Neck or shoulder tenderness or numbness
  • Weakness or tingling in neck, shoulders, arms, hands, or fingers
  • Headache in the back of your head
  • Loss of balance
  • Difficulty in swallowing
Low-back (lumbar spine)
  • Pain that comes and goes
  • Morning low back stiffness after getting out of bed
  • Pain decreases with rest or after exercise
  • Low back tenderness or numbness
  • Sciatica
  • Weakness, numbness, or tingling in the low back, legs, or feet
  • Difficulty walking
  • Bowel problems
Mid-back (Thoracic Spine)
  • Pain in the upper and mid areas of the back
  • Pain is experienced on bending and extending the body
  • Morning mid-back stiffness
Causes of spondylosis

Spondylosis is an aging phenomenon. The bones and ligaments wear with age, which leads to bone spurs (osteoarthritis). In addition, the intervertebral disc degenerates and become weak, which can lead to disc herniation and bulging discs. In some cases, genes can also cause spondylosis. Injury in past can also cause spondylosis.

Unhealthy lifestyle could lead to spine problems. For instance, smoking adversely affects your discs and can degenerate them faster by decreasing the amount of water in discs. Intervertebral discs can wear out early due to less amount of water.

Treatments for spondylosis

Spondylosis cannot be treated as it is degenerative process. But mobility and comfort can be improved by pain managements, physical therapy and the surgery performed by the orthopedic doctor. Other available treatments include medications, adjunctive therapies (chiropractics and acupuncture), exercise, self-care, and minimal invasive methods such as injections.

When to seek medical care

Back pain and neck pain are the main symptoms of spondylosis. Seek medical care –
  • If your pain is severe and not manageable with the prescribed treatment
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Weakness in one or more limbs
  • Numbness in the groin area
  • Back or neck pain is accompanied with weight loss or fever
 
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