Spondylosis is a degenerative condition of the spine that affects the spinal joints. Also known as spinal osteoarthritis this conditions usually involves not just the joints but also the vertebral discs as well as spinal ligaments. Spondylosis is usually a condition which occurs with age and repetitive stress to the back that leads to the degeneration and weakening of the spine that often leads to the patient suffering from discomfort and back pain. However, it is not just older age group that suffers from this condition even younger adults who have suffered from some kind of spinal injury may also suffer from spondylosis.



Back specialists usually start the diagnostic procedure with a physical examination as well as study of the symptoms that the patient seems to be suffering from. Symptoms of spondylosis usually include:

  • Back pain
  • Pain in arms or legs
  • Tingling and numbing sensation in the legs and arms region
  • Bowel and bladder problems

Doctors usually order imaging tests like X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans to understand the extent of the problem and to prescribe a proper treatment plan for the problem.


Non-surgical treatment options for spondylosis include:

  • Physical Therapy – Includes exercise programs like range of motion exercises, core strengthing exercises as well as muscle flexibility exercises
  • Injections- Used as pain relievers and include facet injections, epidural injections and nerve blocks
  • Chiropractic manipulation – A conservative pain management procedure that involves the realignment of spine too help the patient get respite from pain

Surgery is always taken up as the last preference when non-surgical options fail to provide any respite to the patient.

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