What is Spondylosis?
Spondylosis, which is often referred simply as spine osteoarthritis or spine arthritis, is a common spine condition, especially in the older population. Spondylosis is a condition that causes inflammation of the bones and soft tissues of the spine, which results in pain and decreased function of the spine. As the condition progresses, more inflammation occurs and it becomes more difficult to move the spine.
If you have Spondylosis the common symptoms can include:
- Pain in the spine or extremities
- Numbness, weakness, or tingling in the extremities
- Trouble walking
Symptoms may range from very mild to severe but treating spondylosis in its early stages can prevent pain and symptoms from getting worse.
The Spine Team at OSS Health has helped thousands of patients with Spondylosis return to an active and healthy lifestyle using a variety of treatment options.
How is Spondylosis Treated at OSS Health?
Although the damage from Spondylosis cannot be reversed, there are many treatment options at OSS Health that can slow down inflammation as well as relieve the pain and symptoms of Spondylosis. At OSS Health, Spondylosis is usually effectively treated using non-surgical treatment options and the Board Certified Spine Specialists at OSS Health create treatment plans based on your lifestyle and goals. These treatment plans may consist of any combination of the following non-surgical treatment options:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
- Physical Therapy
Surgery may be recommended for severe Spondylosis. The Board Certified Spine Surgeons at OSS Health are experts at performing all Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries.