Spondylosis Spinal Arthritis
Spondylosis, the medical term for spinal arthritis, refers to spinal degeneration. Spondylosis treatments, such as physical therapy, are available at Coastal Spine.
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
- Pain at the fracture site
- 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
- Surgery. 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 spine accredited hospital
- Possible surgeries include minimally invasive laminectomy and fusion (TLIF)