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How come I have cervical spondylosis, but nobody else in the family has it?
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Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Very Common
Spondylosis is basically a fancy term for wear and tear of the spine.
We will all develop wear and tear over time and generally don't know it. Spondylosis is seen on xrays or MRI as degeneration of the discs or joints of the spine. It is often not painful but certainly can be. It is more common to see spondylosis as we age.

In brief: Very Common
Spondylosis is basically a fancy term for wear and tear of the spine.
We will all develop wear and tear over time and generally don't know it. Spondylosis is seen on xrays or MRI as degeneration of the discs or joints of the spine. It is often not painful but certainly can be. It is more common to see spondylosis as we age.
Dr. Robert Wallach
Dr. Robert Wallach
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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Incorrect
Everyone else likely does have it.
They just don't have symptoms. Degeneration is ubiquitous. Like wrinkles of skin, ddd happens. Doesn't mean you're disabled or will be. Be proactive. Core exercises, nsaids as needed, ice/heat, salonpas hot patches. If not improving, seek medical care. Mckenzie pt works great, but needs doctors rx.

In brief: Incorrect
Everyone else likely does have it.
They just don't have symptoms. Degeneration is ubiquitous. Like wrinkles of skin, ddd happens. Doesn't mean you're disabled or will be. Be proactive. Core exercises, nsaids as needed, ice/heat, salonpas hot patches. If not improving, seek medical care. Mckenzie pt works great, but needs doctors rx.
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Dr. Douglas Linville II
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