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
  • 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 hospital
  • Possible surgeries include minimally invasive laminectomy and fusion (TLIF)
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