Spondylosis, a slow march of wear and tear, is happening to us whether we can see it or not.
Spondylosis is a degenerative disease that happens due to the aging process. As we age, our bones, muscles, nerves, and ligaments weaken, such that their efficiency decreases over time. In spondylosis, the spine’s natural wear affects all parts of the spine, including intervertebral discs, facet joints, and ligaments. Since it is an age-related problem, it is very common. We provide effective spondylosis treatment in Dubai, improving patient’s conditions.
Spondylosis is also known as Degenerative Joint Disease ( DJD) or osteoarthritis of the spine. According to the rate of progression, the affected site of the spine, and the damage caused, it is classified in different categories, namely:
Cervical or neck spondylosis
The spine is classified into four areas, namely cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral. When spondylosis starts at the top of the spine, in the neck region, it is called cervical spondylosis. More than 80% of people over sixty years of age have evidence of cervical spondylosis.
In the thoracic region, the overall spine is thicker and stronger than the cervical vertebrae. But, due to less movement in the thoracic spine, spondylosis causes fewer problems.
When the spondylosis affects the lower back, it typically causes low back pain. If it causes bone spurs that lead to nerve compression, it can cause sciatica or symptoms of spinal stenosis. Symptoms are usually unnoticed in the beginning.
Some well-observed spondylosis symptoms are as follows: