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What Is Anterior Spondylosis
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
How can I prevent spondylosis? I sit in front of a computer all day and have noticed that i usually have some sort of neck pain. I am concerned that this could turn into spondylosis. How can I prevent this?
Posture: Spondylosis basically means arthritis of the spine. This occurs naturally with the aging process. Some patients are genetically predisposed to this condition while others aren't. Proper sitting posture with a good lumbar support can help reduce strain on your neck and hopefully reduce your chances of early spondylosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anterior spondylosis at c6-c7 with mild disc height loss at c4-5, c5-6. Ra related or expected for 47 y. O. Female? Occ pain between scapula?
I am 47 with spondylosis of cervical and lumbar spine and anterior disc prolapse. Is it ok to start exercising?
What are Schmorl's nodules noted with the T-6 fracture? Spondylosis changes? Grade 1 anterior listhesis? I had surgery 15 yrs ago with a natural fusion between L-4 and 5. I am in excruciating pain.
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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
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
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. Trauma has been shown to accelerate changes including whiplash. Disc surgery will accelerate the process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It simply means: Degenerative changes of the spine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Arthritis: Spondylosis refers to arthritis of the spine due to wear and tear and afflicts many people. Your activity capabilities depend on the extent of loss of flexibility and degree of pain which would put limits on your performance. This is different from spondylitis which is a more inflammatory process requiring more aggressive therapy and usually limits activities much more severely and is rarer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anyone at any age develop spondylosis? Can spondylosis develop in anybody regardless of their age?
Yes: As you drive a car, you expect that your tires will be more worn 9 months after driving on it, when compared to 3 months of driving it. You expect skin to start wrinkling more and more as we get older. Spondylosis implies degenerative arthritis of the spine joints. It is expected that as you go from age 10 to 20 to 40 to 60 to 80, amount of spondylosis increases. It is normal aging, and expected. ...Read more
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