What is Spondylosis?
Spondylosis is an umbrella term that generally means degeneration of the spine for any cause. It usually is associated with osteoarthritis of the spine, which is a wear and tear condition in the spine affects the vertebral bodies, specifically the facet joints. Bone spurs that result from the osteoarthritis can affect the neural arches, e.g. the neuroforamina.
Spondylosis can cause pain by causing pressure on nerve roots leading to motor or sensory disturbances. These include, decreased sensation, difficulty moving either the arms or legs, or paresthesias.
Treatment for spondylosis usually starts off with conservative treatment including better postural support and training, along with oral medications usually non-steroidal anti-inflammatories along with therapy, either chiropractic treatment or massage.