Spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal disks in your neck and the lower back. As the disks dehydrate and shrink, signs of osteoarthritis develop, including bony projections along the edges of bones (bone spurs).
Spondylosis is very common and worsens with age. More than 85% of people older than age 60 are affected by cervical and most of the patients are affected by lumbar (lower back) spondylosis.
As people age, the structures that make up the backbone and neck and the lower back gradually develop wear and tear. These changes can include:
Most people experience no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they typically include pain and stiffness in the neck and lower back.
Sometimes, spondylosis results in a narrowing of the spinal canal within the bones of the spine (the vertebrae). The spinal canal is the space inside the vertebrae that the spinal cord and the nerve roots pass through to reach the rest of the body. If the spinal cord or nerve roots become pinched, you might experience:
You can’t usually prevent spondylolysis. Follow these general safety tips to reduce your risk of a pars fracture:
If spondylosis severely compresses your spinal cord or nerve roots, the damage can be permanent.
With Homeopathic remedies, this condition is treatable