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What is the significance of spondylosis and facet arthropathy with a degree of osteoporosis of aging?
Degenerative change: If occuring in the lower back usually a small scoliosis has developed as a result of degenerating discs which also leads to facet joint degeneration- spondylosis means degenerative disc changes and facet arthropathy is a term for facet joint degeneration. Occasionally, a scoliosis present in the lower back alters the normal mechanics leading to these changes at an increased rate over normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hit in neck 7wks ago mri-chronic cervical spondylosis c56c67 degenerative bony narrowings left sided associated mild left facet arthropathy. Worried?
Common findings: The MRI seems to describe very common degenerative type changes at typical locations in the neck. They are described as chronic, which indicates these are due to wear and tear over time and not likely related to your being hit in the neck. These changes will likely continue to happen over the course of a lifetime and may be a source of pain in your neck and/or arms from time to time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spondylosis means : Degenerative changes of the spine that occur primarily with age but can be accelerated by other factors such as smoking, deformity, obesity to name a few. Genetics can also play a role. Sometimes it can lead to instability and deformity or even spinal stenosis. Disc surgery will accelerate the process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spondylosis: Unfortunately.. once you have spondylosis (or arthritis of the spine), you have what you have. There is no way to reverse the process, although this does not mean 'pain'... There are lots of people with terrible spines and no pain, and vice versa. 'Motion is Lotion' I often say to people with spondylosis and mild flexibility exercises and lots of walking are typically helpful. Good luck! ...Read more
Normal aging process: Spondylosis refers to degenerative changes in the spine such as bone spurs and degenerating intervertebral discs and facet joints. It something that is expected. Just as we expect our skin to wrinkle as we get older. It is part of normal aging process. So everyone will have progressive spondylosis as they get older -- even starting as early as the second decade of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: General conditioning including stretches, cardiovascular exercises and core strengthening are good as well as yoga and pilates. Good sleeping habits, not smoking and weight control are also important. Use of over the counter medication may benefit you as long as no reasons why you can't use them such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprophen or naproxen, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't age but also : It is a x-ray term used to described normal aging process of the spine. It may not cause any symptoms. However, smoking and being overweight can accelerate rate of it occurring which can then lead to symptoms which are best managed by smoking cessation, weight control and regular exercise including core strengthening, flexibility and cardiovascular routines. ...Read more