Spondylosis refers to changes in the spine that include the formation of bone spurs and the degeneration of the intervertebral discs. This condition can also be known as Osteoarthritis.
Spondylosis generally occurs as a part of the aging process as bones and ligaments in the spine deteriorate, leading to the formation of bone spurs. Also, the intervertebral discs can become degenerated and weakened, which can lead to disc herniations and what is commonly referred to as a “collapsed disc”.
As the condition progresses it can begin to increase pressure or irritate the nerve roots exiting the spine. This can often cause pain that radiates through the extremities.
Spondylosis is one of the more prevalent spinal conditions.
Those suffering from Spondylosis can experience signs and symptoms including:
● Chronic back or neck pain
● Pain that radiates into the extremities (radiculopathy)
● Numbness or tingling in the extremities