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What are the causes of spondylosis in younger adults?

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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. Trauma has been shown to accelerate changes including whiplash. 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. Trauma has been shown to accelerate changes including whiplash. Disc surgery will accelerate the process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Variable

Often seen in setting of previous trauma or ongoing injury (example paratroopers) can also be congenital.

In brief: Variable

Often seen in setting of previous trauma or ongoing injury (example paratroopers) can also be congenital.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Dr. Seth Zeidman
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