Spondylosis (Spinal Arthritis)
Spondylosis, the medical term for spinal arthritis, refers to spinal degeneration.
Spondylosis symptoms result from several different causes, such as:
- Aging. As we grow older, the discs that act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae of the spine deteriorate. As a result, the space between the bones of the neck and back narrow, which can put pressure on nerve roots. Spondylosis symptoms are most often found in patients over 60 years old.
- Genetics. You can be more susceptible if arthritis runs in your family.
Spondylosis can lead to Spondylolisthesis.
How Is Spondylolysis Diagnosed?
The first step toward a diagnosis will be a physical exam by one of our physicians. Spondylolysis can also be diagnosed by X-ray, MRI, or CT scan.
What Are The Symptoms Of Spondylolysis?
- Low back ache
- Muscle pain
- Muscle spasms
- Loss of range-of-motion
How Is Spondylolysis Treated?
Coastal Spine has several spondylolysis treatments, including:
- Bracing, physical therapy and injections
- If symptoms increase, surgical treatment may be required. Surgical treatment can often be provided in an outpatient setting with a minimally invasive surgical procedure. The procedures are completed either in our spine dedicated surgical center or the local hospital
- Possible surgeries include minimally invasive laminectomy and fusion (TLIF)