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What is Spondylosis?
Spondylosis is a degenerative condition that affects the spine. The spine provides structure and support for the body and protects the main nerve branches that run from the brain. It is curved, consisting of two dozen bones called vertebrae in the thoracic, cervical, and lumbar regions.
The spine also has facet joints that allow for flexible movement, and intervertebral discs between the vertebrae that contain a hard outer layer, the annulus fibrosus, and an inner core, the nucleus pulposus. As an individual ages, these discs lose their cushioning ability and become thinner, drier, and harder, increasing the likelihood of vertebral fractures.
The cartilage surfaces of facet joints also break down over time, causing the bones to rub together and form bone spurs, resulting in stiffer spinal movement and increased friction. This wear and tear in the spine can lead to spondylosis, causing pain and discomfort for the individual.
What are treatments for Spondylosis?
There are several treatment options available for Spondylosis. Your healthcare provider may suggest various medications to alleviate the pain. Additionally, other treatments such as physical therapy, the use of a back brace, steroid injections, or branch blocks may be recommended.