Spondylosis represents a common degeneration of the spine that can occur in the joints, discs, and bones of the spine as we grow old. It is more of a metaphor for aging and is the gradual wear and tear occurring to our body. As we grow old, the discs begin to dry out and lose their shock-absorbing capability. As a result, it transmits more loads to the vertebrae and at times it gives rise to bone spur formation or degenerative disc disease (DDD)
Technically speaking, Spondylosis is a type of arthritis called spinal osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. When we talk of arthritis, you would generally mean the pain in the hands and knees. But the spine, bones, and joints can be affected by this after 60 years of age.
Bones in the joint should be glided smoothly. There is a cartilage called articular cartilage that wraps around the ends of bones in the joint allowing the smooth gliding and preventing pain or damage as a result of bone-to-bone contact. Osteoarthritis is results as part of the gradual breakdown of this cartilage. It’s called wear-and-tear arthritis. The types of Spondylosis include:
Signs and symptoms of Spondylosis
Gradually, these symptoms worsen, get cleared up or stop at irregular intervals.
Causes of Spondylosis
Spondylosis is caused by wear and tear in the components of spine. The main cause of spondylosis is aging. The people with 60 years or more are vulnerable to Spondylosis.
Treatment Methods for Spondylosis
NEUMED Center for Neurology, Bhubaneswar led by renowned Neurologist Dr. Akhila Kumar Panda provides top-notch treatments for Spondylosis, including spine complications.