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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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What is anterior spondylosis, and how sercious is it?

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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What is anterior spondylosis, and how sercious is it?

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 more

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Dr. Gary Wang
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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?

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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?

apondylosis: It most probably age related degenerative process. Local temperature modality treatment and exercise will be helpful. Avoid short acting narcotics prolonged use. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
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I am 47 with spondylosis of cervical and lumbar spine and anterior disc prolapse. Is it ok to start exercising?

Dr. Kevin Vaught
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I am 47 with spondylosis of cervical and lumbar spine and anterior disc prolapse. Is it ok to start exercising?

Yes: Start slow and listen to your body. Low impact exercises would be best in the beginning. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Morton
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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? .

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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?

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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 more

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Dr. Sharad Rajpal
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Can spondylosis be cured and how?

Dr. Sharad Rajpal
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Can spondylosis be cured and how?

No: Spondylosis itself is a term used to describe degeneration of the spine. Though the symptoms associated with spondylosis (back pain, leg pain, sciatia, etc) can be cured or treated, the spondylosis itself cannot be cured. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Weston
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What is symptomatic spondylosis?

Dr. Mark Weston
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Spine arthritis : Basically spine arthritis degeneration.

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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What are the causes of spondylosis in younger adults?

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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What are the causes of spondylosis in younger adults?

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 more

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What causes spondylosis?

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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What causes 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. 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 more

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
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Is there a way to cure spondylosis?

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Is there a way to cure spondylosis?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: spondylosis?

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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It simply means: Degenerative changes of the spine.

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