Spine Conditions
Spondylosis / Spondylitis

Spondylosis / Spondylitis

Conditions related to arthritis of the spine and may occur as part of the normal aging process or be exacerbated due to injury or disease.


What is spondylosis?

Spondylosis occurs during normal aging, and usually refers to arthritis of the spine. As tissues, bones and cartilage in the spine deteriorate over time, stress fractures and vertebrae slipping out of place can occur.

What is spondylitis?

Spondylitis refers to inflammation of vertebrae in the spine. Caused by arthritis in the facet joints, this results in inflammation and swelling in these vertebra-connecting joints.

What is spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis occurs when one vertebra slides over another, with this vertical displacement potentially occurring in any direction in the spine.

Our Approach

Often treatment for any of these related conditions begins with attempting to non-surgically treat and relieve pain and other symptoms. In the event that a surgical procedure is necessary, our doctors will use the minimally invasive AccuCision® Spine procedure to provide the best results for the patient’s particular condition.

SYMPTOMS

Not every sufferer will experience symptoms, but spondylosis can result in pain, stiffness, muscle weakness, tingling, numbness and reduced range of motion. Spondylosis can also lead to other spinal issues.

Spondylitis can result in chronic pain, discomfort, loss of motion, stiffness, and can lead to more extreme cases of arthritis.

Spondylolisthesis can result in symptoms including stiffness of the back muscles, lower extremity pain, spine pain in the area where the displacement has occurred, and even loss of a specific muscle group function. If a patient has suffered a complete displacement of the vertebrae, this could cause spinal cord compression with serious effects including a large loss of muscular function or even lower body paralysis.

Spondylosis Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Tingling and numbness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Other Spinal issues

Spondylitis Symptoms

  • Chronic pain
  • Discomfort
  • Loss of motion
  • Stiffness
  • Progression of existing arthritic conditions

Spondylolisthesis Symptoms

  • Stiffness of the back muscles
  • Lower extremity pain
  • Spine pain
  • Loss of muscle group function
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