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What causes spondylosis?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery

In brief: Multiple Causes

Normal aging, trauma, infection, arthritis are some of the main causes.

In brief: Multiple Causes

Normal aging, trauma, infection, arthritis are some of the main causes.
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