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.
With progressing age, degenerative changes start to affect the spine as they do all other body parts. the cushioning liquid in the spine canal, which provides flexibility to both vertebral and intervertebral discs, starts drying; as a result, the discs become brittle and less flexible. Due to age the spine also becomes more brittle (osteoporosis) and the ligaments may harden. Spondylosis may be accelerated by trauma, injury, poor posture, obesity, or untrained repetitive movements whilst exercising. Spondylosis can take a toll on the neck, cervical spine, or other parts of the spine, causing pain and discomfort.
Some well-observed spondylosis symptoms are as follows:
The diagnosis of degenerative joint disorder in dubai includes multiple steps. our doctors start diagnosis by undertaking a complete medical history, followed by physical and neurological examination. dr sherief may then consider other screening tests such as x-ray, computerized tomography (CT-scan), magnetic resonance tests (MRI) to have a more detailed picture of the spine.
Our non-surgical spondylosis treatment in Dubai includes two approaches, namely:
Dr. Sherief Elsayed is one of the top spine surgeons in Dubai. He treats his patients with compassionate and technically competent care. He has treated many complex spine disorders, resulting in life-changing improvements.