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What Happens To Bones In The Spondylosis
Osteophytes: The vertebrae of the the spinal column become irregularly thickened and may have irregular projections. These irregularities cause narrowing of the spinal canal and impinge on the spinal cord leading to neurological deficits. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Deg disc disease in 2 or 3 l's w/spondylosis & levoscoliosis.Elecvolts in hip bones, paralyzing pain. Any programs/mds in sd (ca) to help.Ins is lihp.
Yes: Check out paindoctor.Com. Good doctors in orange county listed. ...Read more
C5-6, C6-7 spondylosis, bone spur. Conservative treatments for 2 years. No relief. Daily neck n shoulder pain. No weakness. Surgery only option?
Another Birthday!: Usually nothing as this is the natural aging process of the spine to the point if you live long enough, the spine essentially fuses on its own! some people may feel a little stiff but if you exercise this can be minimized. Sometimes it can lead to imaging findings of spinal stenosis which is found in 20% of people over age 60 but a lot don't have symptoms of this disease either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It means you are old: It means you are getting to a ripe old age or you have a geneitic predispostion to develop this or you were or are a smoker or sll the above. ...Read more
Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has cervical spondylosis, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?
Life may be ok: Cervical spondylosis is a natural aging of the spine. It may be associated with neck pain and disc bulges/canal narrowing that cause arm numbness/tingling and weakness. Usually people who need treatment won't have to be drug to the doctor when symptoms get bad. Let your husband figure out when his pain is bad enough to warrant a doctor visit. He can try physical therapy or injections w/o surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Aging: Some trees grow burls when they grow older. Some spines grow bone spurs when they grow older. Spondylosis describes the bone spurs and bulges on our aging spine (as seen on xrays). One way of looking at them is they are (beneficial) internal re-inforcements. They sometimes cause trouble when pinching and pushing on nerves or spinal cord but for the most part they are harmless. ...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. Anterior refers to the front part if the spine typically meaning bone spurs forming off the disc space edges or vertebral body endplates. Sometimes it can lead to instability and deformity or even spinal stenosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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