A degenerative spinal disease that can involve any part of the VERTEBRA, the INTERVERTEBRAL DISK, and the surrounding soft tissue.
Outgrowth of immature bony processes or bone spurs (OSTEOPHYTE) from the VERTEBRAE, reflecting the presence of degenerative disease and calcification. It commonly occurs in cervical and lumbar SPONDYLOSIS.
The first seven VERTEBRAE of the SPINAL COLUMN, which correspond to the VERTEBRAE of the NECK.
Pathologic conditions which feature SPINAL CORD damage or dysfunction, including disorders involving the meninges and perimeningeal spaces surrounding the spinal cord. Traumatic injuries, vascular diseases, infections, and inflammatory/autoimmune processes may affect the spinal cord.
Acute and chronic conditions characterized by external mechanical compression of the SPINAL CORD due to extramedullary neoplasm; EPIDURAL ABSCESS; SPINAL FRACTURES; bony deformities of the vertebral bodies; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations vary with the anatomic site of the lesion and may include localized pain, weakness, sensory loss, incontinence, and impotence.
Inflammation of the SPINE. This includes both arthritic and non-arthritic conditions.
Inflammation of a bone and its overlaying CARTILAGE.
Excision, in part or whole, of an INTERVERTEBRAL DISC. The most common indication is disk displacement or herniation. In addition to standard surgical removal, it can be performed by percutaneous diskectomy (DISKECTOMY, PERCUTANEOUS) or by laparoscopic diskectomy, the former being the more common.
A surgical procedure that entails removing all (laminectomy) or part (laminotomy) of selected vertebral lamina to relieve pressure on the SPINAL CORD and/or SPINAL NERVE ROOTS. Vertebral lamina is the thin flattened posterior wall of vertebral arch that forms the vertebral foramen through which pass the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)
An INTERVERTEBRAL DISC in which the nucleus pulposus has protruded through surrounding fibrocartilage. This occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar region.
A type of juvenile osteochondrosis affecting the fibrocartilaginous disc (INTERVERTEBRAL DISC) in the thoracic or thoracolumbar region of the SPINE. It is characterized by a forward concave SPINAL CURVATURE or KYPHOSIS.
'Spinal diseases' is a broad term referring to various medical conditions that affect the structural integrity, function, or health of the spinal column, including degenerative disorders, infections, inflammatory processes, traumatic injuries, neoplasms, and congenital abnormalities.
Narrowing of the spinal canal.
Disease involving a spinal nerve root (see SPINAL NERVE ROOTS) which may result from compression related to INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; SPINAL CORD INJURIES; SPINAL DISEASES; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations include radicular pain, weakness, and sensory loss referable to structures innervated by the involved nerve root.
The cavity within the SPINAL COLUMN through which the SPINAL CORD passes.
The MUSCLES, bones (BONE AND BONES), and CARTILAGE of the body.
Discomfort or more intense forms of pain that are localized to the cervical region. This term generally refers to pain in the posterior or lateral regions of the neck.
A surgical operation for the relief of pressure in a body compartment or on a body part. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Any of the 23 plates of fibrocartilage found between the bodies of adjacent VERTEBRAE.
X-ray visualization of the spinal cord following injection of contrast medium into the spinal arachnoid space.
Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.
Paired bundles of NERVE FIBERS entering and leaving the SPINAL CORD at each segment. The dorsal and ventral nerve roots join to form the mixed segmental spinal nerves. The dorsal roots are generally afferent, formed by the central projections of the spinal (dorsal root) ganglia sensory cells, and the ventral roots are efferent, comprising the axons of spinal motor and PREGANGLIONIC AUTONOMIC FIBERS.
VERTEBRAE in the region of the lower BACK below the THORACIC VERTEBRAE and above the SACRAL VERTEBRAE.
Treatment of disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians. The placement varies with the disease being treated. It is sometimes used in conjunction with heat, moxibustion, acupressure, or electric stimulation.
A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.
Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
A degenerative joint disease involving the SPINE. It is characterized by progressive deterioration of the spinal articular cartilage (CARTILAGE, ARTICULAR), usually with hardening of the subchondral bone and outgrowth of bone spurs (OSTEOPHYTE).
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)

Anterior cervical locking plate-related complications; prevention and treatment recommendations. (1/172)

A retrospective study evaluating complications in 2,233 consecutive patients of subaxial cervical disorders treated with an anterior cervical locking plate was performed, and recommendations for prevention and treatment were made. The average length of follow-up was 1.3 years. Any loosening or breaking of the plates and screws or malpositions that threatened tracheoesophageal or neurovascular structures were defined as the complications. There were 239 cases (10.7%) with different kinds of complications. The complications included oblique plating in 56 cases in which the screw could irritate the nerve root. Screws were driven into the disc space in four cases, which ultimately led to plate loosening. Screws penetrated the endplate or passed excessively close to it producing a triangle fracture in 19 cases. Loosening or breaking of the plate and the screw was found in 115 cases. These phenomena were always associated with non-union. Three oesophageal perforations occurred and conservative treatments proved effective. Finally, overlong plates impinged on the adjacent level in 14 cases and promoted disc degeneration ultimately leading to revision surgery. Good training and careful operation may help to decrease the complication rate. Most hardware complications are not symptomatic and can be treated conservatively. Only a few of them need immediate reoperation.  (+info)

Posterior atlantoaxial subluxation due to os odontoideum combined with cervical spondylotic myelopathy: a case report. (2/172)

In patients with os odontoideum and posterior atlantoaxial subluxation are extremely rare. No reports have described posterior atlantoaxial subluxation associated with os odontoideum combined with cervical spondylotic canal stenosis, both of which require surgical treatment. We report one case of a 75-year-old female who underwent arthrodesis between the occiput and C3 using a hook-and-rod system and also a double-door laminoplasty from levels C3 to C7. The claw mechanism was applied between the C2 lamina and the C3 inferior articular process. The posterior atlantoaxial subluxation was completely reduced by the method that the rod gradually pushed the posterior arch of C1 anteriorly during connection to the occiput. Twelve months after surgery, the patient showed improvement in preoperative clumsiness and gait disturbance, and the latest plain radiographs showed solid osseous fusion, with no loss of correction or instrumentation failure.  (+info)

Bilateral cervical spondylolysis in a young Chinese woman presenting with a neck injury. (3/172)

Cervical spondylolysis is an uncommon entity. It is important to recognise its characteristic radiological features and differentiate it from acute cervical fractures or dislocations in patients with neck injuries. We report the relevant clinical and radiological findings seen in a young Chinese woman managed in our hospital after a neck injury who was ultimately diagnosed with bilateral cervical spondylolysis with spondylolisthesis at C6.  (+info)

Surgical treatment of cervical spondylosis in the elderly: surgical outcomes, risk factors, and complications. (4/172)

The incidence of cervical spondylosis in the elderly is increasing with the higher proportion of elderly individuals among the Japanese population. The present study retrospectively analyzed the clinical and radiological features of this clinical entity in 107 patients with cervical spondylosis aged 70 years or older surgically treated between 1995 and 2005. The patients were divided into Group 1 (n = 60) aged between 70 and 74 years, and Group 2 (n = 47) 75 years or older. Patients with localized compression within 2 levels responsible for the neurological symptoms underwent anterior fusion, and patients with a narrow spinal canal were treated by laminoplasty. The pre- and postoperative neurological status (Neurosurgical Cervical Spine Scale) and postoperative complications were compared. More patients in Group 2 required laminoplasty but most patients underwent single-level anterior fusion. There was no statistically significant difference in the surgical results. Group 2 had a much higher ratio of anterior fusion at the C3-4 level. Many of the aged patients had multiple risk factors. Surgical decompression for cervical spondylosis is beneficial even in elderly patients. Single-level anterior fusion to treat the lesion most responsible for the symptoms is the least invasive choice. Elderly patients tend to present with multiple risk factors so require careful perioperative management.  (+info)

Percutaneous cervical nucleoplasty in the treatment of cervical disc herniation. (5/172)

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Surgical approach to cervical spondylotic myelopathy on the basis of radiological patterns of compression: prospective analysis of 129 cases. (6/172)

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Qualitative and quantitative assessment of degeneration of cervical intervertebral discs and facet joints. (7/172)

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Compensatory cerebral adaptations before and evolving changes after surgical decompression in cervical spondylotic myelopathy. (8/172)

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Spondylosis is a general term that refers to degenerative changes in the spine, particularly in the joints (facets) between vertebrae and/or intervertebral discs. It's a common age-related condition, which can also be caused by stresses on the spine due to poor posture, repetitive movements, or injury.

The degenerative process often involves loss of hydration and elasticity in the intervertebral discs, leading to decreased disc height and potential disc herniation. This can cause narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis) or nerve root canal (foraminal stenosis), resulting in pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerves.

Spondylosis can occur throughout the spine, but it is most commonly found in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) regions. Symptoms may include pain, stiffness, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the neck, arms, legs, or back, depending on the location and severity of the degeneration. However, it's worth noting that many people with spondylosis might not experience any symptoms at all. Treatment options typically include pain management, physical therapy, and, in severe cases, surgery.

Spinal osteophytosis, also known as spinal osteophyte formation or bone spurs on the spine, refers to the abnormal growth of bony projections along the vertebral column's margins. These bony outgrowths develop due to degenerative changes, inflammation, or injury in the joints between the vertebrae (facet joints) and can cause stiffness, pain, and reduced mobility. In some cases, spinal osteophytosis may lead to complications such as spinal stenosis or nerve compression.

The cervical vertebrae are the seven vertebrae that make up the upper part of the spine, also known as the neck region. They are labeled C1 to C7, with C1 being closest to the skull and C7 connecting to the thoracic vertebrae in the chest region. The cervical vertebrae have unique structures to allow for a wide range of motion in the neck while also protecting the spinal cord and providing attachment points for muscles and ligaments.

Spinal cord diseases refer to a group of conditions that affect the spinal cord, which is a part of the central nervous system responsible for transmitting messages between the brain and the rest of the body. These diseases can cause damage to the spinal cord, leading to various symptoms such as muscle weakness, numbness, pain, bladder and bowel dysfunction, and difficulty with movement and coordination.

Spinal cord diseases can be congenital or acquired, and they can result from a variety of causes, including infections, injuries, tumors, degenerative conditions, autoimmune disorders, and genetic factors. Some examples of spinal cord diseases include multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and motor neuron diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

The treatment for spinal cord diseases varies depending on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. Treatment options may include medication, physical therapy, surgery, and rehabilitation. In some cases, the damage to the spinal cord may be irreversible, leading to permanent disability or paralysis.

Spinal cord compression is a medical condition that refers to the narrowing of the spinal canal, which puts pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves that branch out from it. This can occur due to various reasons such as degenerative changes in the spine, herniated discs, bone spurs, tumors, or fractures. The compression can lead to a range of symptoms including pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of bladder and bowel control. In severe cases, it can cause paralysis. Treatment options depend on the underlying cause and may include physical therapy, medication, surgery, or radiation therapy.

Spondylitis is a term used to describe inflammation in the spinal vertebrae, often leading to stiffness and pain. The most common form is Ankylosing Spondylitis, which is a chronic autoimmune disease where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the joints in the spine. This can cause the bones in the spine to grow together, resulting in a rigid and inflexible spine. Other forms of spondylitis include reactive spondylitis, infectious spondylitis, and seronegative spondyloarthropathies. Symptoms may also include pain and stiffness in the neck, lower back, hips, and small joints of the body.

Osteochondritis is a joint condition where a piece of cartilage or bone in the joint separates from its attachment due to a lack of blood supply. This can cause pain, stiffness, and potentially restricted movement in the affected joint. It often occurs in weight-bearing joints like the knee or ankle, and is more common in children and adolescents. The separated piece may sometimes float around in the joint space, causing further damage to the cartilage and bone. If left untreated, it can lead to long-term joint problems. Also known as osteochondrosis or osteochondritis dissecans.

Diskectomy is a surgical procedure in which all or part of an intervertebral disc (the cushion between two vertebrae) is removed. This procedure is typically performed to alleviate pressure on nerve roots or the spinal cord caused by a herniated or degenerative disc. In a diskectomy, the surgeon accesses the damaged disc through an incision in the back or neck and removes the portion of the disc that is causing the compression. This can help to relieve pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the affected limb. Diskectomy may be performed as an open surgery or using minimally invasive techniques, depending on the individual case.

A laminectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the lamina, which is the back part of the vertebra that covers the spinal canal. This procedure is often performed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves caused by conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or tumors. By removing the lamina, the surgeon can access the affected area and alleviate the compression on the spinal cord or nerves, thereby reducing pain, numbness, or weakness in the back, legs, or arms.

Laminectomy may be performed as a standalone procedure or in combination with other surgical techniques such as discectomy, foraminotomy, or spinal fusion. The specific approach and extent of the surgery will depend on the patient's individual condition and symptoms.

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure where two or more vertebrae in the spine are fused together to create a solid bone. The purpose of this procedure is to restrict movement between the fused vertebrae, which can help reduce pain and stabilize the spine. This is typically done using bone grafts or bone graft substitutes, along with hardware such as rods, screws, or cages to hold the vertebrae in place while they heal together. The procedure may be recommended for various spinal conditions, including degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, or fractures.

Intervertebral disc displacement, also known as a slipped disc or herniated disc, is a medical condition where the inner, softer material (nucleus pulposus) of the intervertebral disc bulges or ruptures through its outer, tougher ring (annulus fibrosus). This can put pressure on nearby nerves and cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the affected area, often in the lower back or neck. The displacement may also lead to inflammation and irritation of the surrounding spinal structures, further exacerbating the symptoms. The condition is typically caused by age-related wear and tear (degenerative disc disease) or sudden trauma.

Scheuermann's Disease, also known as Scheuermann's Kyphosis, is a medical condition that affects the spine. It is a developmental disorder of the vertebral bodies involving anterior wedging of at least three adjacent vertebrae, leading to a progressive rounded or hunchback-like curvature of the upper (thoracic) spine. This deformity can result in a rigid, angular kyphosis and may cause back pain, breathing difficulties, or cosmetic concerns. The exact cause of Scheuermann's Disease is unknown, but it tends to run in families and is more common in males than females. Treatment typically includes physical therapy, bracing, and, in severe cases, surgery.

Spinal diseases refer to a range of medical conditions that affect the spinal column, which is made up of vertebrae (bones), intervertebral discs, facet joints, nerves, ligaments, and muscles. These diseases can cause pain, discomfort, stiffness, numbness, weakness, or even paralysis, depending on the severity and location of the condition. Here are some examples of spinal diseases:

1. Degenerative disc disease: This is a condition where the intervertebral discs lose their elasticity and height, leading to stiffness, pain, and decreased mobility.
2. Herniated disc: This occurs when the inner material of the intervertebral disc bulges or herniates out through a tear in the outer layer, causing pressure on the spinal nerves and resulting in pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the affected area.
3. Spinal stenosis: This is a narrowing of the spinal canal or the neural foramen (the openings where the spinal nerves exit the spinal column), which can cause pressure on the spinal cord or nerves and result in pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness.
4. Scoliosis: This is a curvature of the spine that can occur in children or adults, leading to an abnormal posture, back pain, and decreased lung function.
5. Osteoarthritis: This is a degenerative joint disease that affects the facet joints in the spine, causing pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility.
6. Ankylosing spondylitis: This is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the spine and sacroiliac joints, leading to pain, stiffness, and fusion of the vertebrae.
7. Spinal tumors: These are abnormal growths that can occur in the spinal column, which can be benign or malignant, causing pain, neurological symptoms, or even paralysis.
8. Infections: Bacterial or viral infections can affect the spine, leading to pain, fever, and other systemic symptoms.
9. Trauma: Fractures, dislocations, or sprains of the spine can occur due to accidents, falls, or sports injuries, causing pain, neurological deficits, or even paralysis.

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal or the neural foramina (the openings through which nerves exit the spinal column), typically in the lower back (lumbar) or neck (cervical) regions. This can put pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots, causing pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the affected areas, often in the legs, arms, or hands. It's most commonly caused by age-related wear and tear, but can also be due to degenerative changes, herniated discs, tumors, or spinal injuries.

Radiculopathy is a medical term that refers to the condition where there is damage or disturbance in the nerve roots as they exit the spinal column. These nerve roots, also known as radicles, can become damaged due to various reasons such as compression, inflammation, or injury, leading to a range of symptoms.

Radiculopathy may occur in any part of the spine, but it is most commonly found in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) regions. When the nerve roots in the cervical region are affected, it can result in symptoms such as neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or fingers. On the other hand, when the nerve roots in the lumbar region are affected, it can cause lower back pain, leg pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the legs or feet.

The symptoms of radiculopathy can vary depending on the severity and location of the damage to the nerve roots. In some cases, the condition may resolve on its own with rest and conservative treatment. However, in more severe cases, medical intervention such as physical therapy, medication, or surgery may be necessary to alleviate the symptoms and prevent further damage.

The spinal canal is the bony, protective channel within the vertebral column that contains and houses the spinal cord. It extends from the foramen magnum at the base of the skull to the sacrum, where the spinal cord ends and forms the cauda equina. The spinal canal is formed by a series of vertebral bodies stacked on top of each other, intervertebral discs in between them, and the laminae and spinous processes that form the posterior elements of the vertebrae. The spinal canal provides protection to the spinal cord from external trauma and contains cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that circulates around the cord, providing nutrients and cushioning. Any narrowing or compression of the spinal canal, known as spinal stenosis, can cause various neurological symptoms due to pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots.

The Musculoskeletal System is a complex system composed of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and associated tissues that work together to provide form, support, stability, and movement to the body. It serves various functions including:

1. Protection: The musculoskeletal system protects vital organs by encasing them in bones, such as the ribcage protecting the lungs and heart, and the skull protecting the brain.
2. Support and Movement: Muscles and bones work together to enable movement and maintain posture. Muscles contract to pull on bones, causing joint motion and producing movements like walking, running, or jumping.
3. Storage: Bones act as a reservoir for essential minerals like calcium and phosphorus, which can be released into the bloodstream when needed.
4. Hematopoiesis: Within the bone marrow, hematopoietic cells produce blood cells, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
5. Endocrine Function: Bone tissue is also an endocrine organ, producing hormones like osteocalcin and FGF23 that regulate various physiological processes, such as energy metabolism and mineral homeostasis.

Dysfunctions or injuries in the musculoskeletal system can result in conditions like arthritis, fractures, muscle strains, tendonitis, and other painful or debilitating ailments that impact an individual's quality of life and mobility.

Neck pain is discomfort or soreness in the neck region, which can extend from the base of the skull to the upper part of the shoulder blades, caused by injury, irritation, or inflammation of the muscles, ligaments, or nerves in the cervical spine. The pain may worsen with movement and can be accompanied by stiffness, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the neck, arms, or hands. In some cases, headaches can also occur as a result of neck pain.

Surgical decompression is a medical procedure that involves relieving pressure on a nerve or tissue by creating additional space. This is typically accomplished through the removal of a portion of bone or other tissue that is causing the compression. The goal of surgical decompression is to alleviate symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness caused by the compression.

In the context of spinal disorders, surgical decompression is often used to treat conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or bone spurs that are compressing nerves in the spine. The specific procedure used may vary depending on the location and severity of the compression, but common techniques include laminectomy, discectomy, and foraminotomy.

It's important to note that surgical decompression is a significant medical intervention that carries risks such as infection, bleeding, and injury to surrounding tissues. As with any surgery, it should be considered as a last resort after other conservative treatments have been tried and found to be ineffective. A thorough evaluation by a qualified medical professional is necessary to determine whether surgical decompression is appropriate in a given case.

An intervertebral disc is a fibrocartilaginous structure found between the vertebrae of the spinal column in humans and other animals. It functions as a shock absorber, distributes mechanical stress during weight-bearing activities, and allows for varying degrees of mobility between adjacent vertebrae.

The disc is composed of two parts: the annulus fibrosus, which forms the tough, outer layer; and the nucleus pulposus, which is a gel-like substance in the center that contains proteoglycans and water. The combination of these components provides the disc with its unique ability to distribute forces and allow for movement.

The intervertebral discs are essential for the normal functioning of the spine, providing stability, flexibility, and protection to the spinal cord and nerves. However, they can also be subject to degeneration and injury, which may result in conditions such as herniated discs or degenerative disc disease.

Myelography is a medical imaging technique used to examine the spinal cord and surrounding structures, such as the spinal nerves, intervertebral discs, and the spinal column. This procedure involves the injection of a contrast dye into the subarachnoid space, which is the area surrounding the spinal cord filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The dye outlines the spinal structures, making them visible on X-ray or CT scan images.

The primary purpose of myelography is to diagnose various spinal conditions, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, tumors, infection, and traumatic injuries. It can help identify any compression or irritation of the spinal cord or nerves that may be causing pain, numbness, weakness, or other neurological symptoms.

The procedure typically requires the patient to lie flat on their stomach or side while the radiologist inserts a thin needle into the subarachnoid space, usually at the lower lumbar level. Once the contrast dye is injected, the patient will be repositioned for various X-ray views or undergo a CT scan to capture detailed images of the spine. After the procedure, patients may experience headaches, nausea, or discomfort at the injection site, but these symptoms usually resolve within a few days.

Acupuncture points, also known as "acupoints," are specific locations on the body that are used in acupuncture therapy. These points are believed to correspond to underlying pathways, or meridians, through which vital energy, or "qi" (pronounced "chee"), flows.

Acupuncture points are typically found along these meridians and are thought to have specific therapeutic properties. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, stimulating these points with needles, heat, pressure, or electrical impulses can help restore the balance of qi and promote healing in the body.

There are over 360 acupuncture points identified in TCM, each with its own name, location, and set of indications for use. Modern research has attempted to identify the anatomical structures underlying these points, with some studies suggesting that they may correspond to nerve bundles, blood vessels, or other physiological features. However, the exact mechanisms by which acupuncture works remain a topic of ongoing scientific investigation and debate.

Spinal nerve roots are the initial parts of spinal nerves that emerge from the spinal cord through the intervertebral foramen, which are small openings between each vertebra in the spine. These nerve roots carry motor, sensory, and autonomic fibers to and from specific regions of the body. There are 31 pairs of spinal nerve roots in total, with 8 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar, 5 sacral, and 1 coccygeal pair. Each root has a dorsal (posterior) and ventral (anterior) ramus that branch off to form the peripheral nervous system. Irritation or compression of these nerve roots can result in pain, numbness, weakness, or loss of reflexes in the affected area.

The lumbar vertebrae are the five largest and strongest vertebrae in the human spine, located in the lower back region. They are responsible for bearing most of the body's weight and providing stability during movement. The lumbar vertebrae have a characteristic shape, with a large body in the front, which serves as the main weight-bearing structure, and a bony ring in the back, formed by the pedicles, laminae, and processes. This ring encloses and protects the spinal cord and nerves. The lumbar vertebrae are numbered L1 to L5, starting from the uppermost one. They allow for flexion, extension, lateral bending, and rotation movements of the trunk.

Acupuncture therapy is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the flow of energy (Qi), balance the vital force (Chi), and promote healing. It is based on the concept of meridians, or pathways, through which this energy flows. Acupuncture therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions, including pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive disorders, and reproductive health issues. According to Western medicine, acupuncture may work by stimulating the nervous system, increasing blood flow, and releasing natural pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins. It is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified practitioner using sterile needles.

The spinal cord is a major part of the nervous system, extending from the brainstem and continuing down to the lower back. It is a slender, tubular bundle of nerve fibers (axons) and support cells (glial cells) that carries signals between the brain and the rest of the body. The spinal cord primarily serves as a conduit for motor information, which travels from the brain to the muscles, and sensory information, which travels from the body to the brain. It also contains neurons that can independently process and respond to information within the spinal cord without direct input from the brain.

The spinal cord is protected by the bony vertebral column (spine) and is divided into 31 segments: 8 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar, 5 sacral, and 1 coccygeal. Each segment corresponds to a specific region of the body and gives rise to pairs of spinal nerves that exit through the intervertebral foramina at each level.

The spinal cord is responsible for several vital functions, including:

1. Reflexes: Simple reflex actions, such as the withdrawal reflex when touching a hot surface, are mediated by the spinal cord without involving the brain.
2. Muscle control: The spinal cord carries motor signals from the brain to the muscles, enabling voluntary movement and muscle tone regulation.
3. Sensory perception: The spinal cord transmits sensory information, such as touch, temperature, pain, and vibration, from the body to the brain for processing and awareness.
4. Autonomic functions: The sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system originate in the thoracolumbar and sacral regions of the spinal cord, respectively, controlling involuntary physiological responses like heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and respiration.

Damage to the spinal cord can result in various degrees of paralysis or loss of sensation below the level of injury, depending on the severity and location of the damage.

Medical Definition:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging technique that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed cross-sectional or three-dimensional images of the internal structures of the body. The patient lies within a large, cylindrical magnet, and the scanner detects changes in the direction of the magnetic field caused by protons in the body. These changes are then converted into detailed images that help medical professionals to diagnose and monitor various medical conditions, such as tumors, injuries, or diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord, heart, blood vessels, joints, and other internal organs. MRI does not use radiation like computed tomography (CT) scans.

Occupational diseases are health conditions or illnesses that occur as a result of exposure to hazards in the workplace. These hazards can include physical, chemical, and biological agents, as well as ergonomic factors and work-related psychosocial stressors. Examples of occupational diseases include respiratory illnesses caused by inhaling dust or fumes, hearing loss due to excessive noise exposure, and musculoskeletal disorders caused by repetitive movements or poor ergonomics. The development of an occupational disease is typically related to the nature of the work being performed and the conditions in which it is carried out. It's important to note that these diseases can be prevented or minimized through proper risk assessment, implementation of control measures, and adherence to safety regulations.

Postoperative complications refer to any unfavorable condition or event that occurs during the recovery period after a surgical procedure. These complications can vary in severity and may include, but are not limited to:

1. Infection: This can occur at the site of the incision or inside the body, such as pneumonia or urinary tract infection.
2. Bleeding: Excessive bleeding (hemorrhage) can lead to a drop in blood pressure and may require further surgical intervention.
3. Blood clots: These can form in the deep veins of the legs (deep vein thrombosis) and can potentially travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolism).
4. Wound dehiscence: This is when the surgical wound opens up, which can lead to infection and further complications.
5. Pulmonary issues: These include atelectasis (collapsed lung), pneumonia, or respiratory failure.
6. Cardiovascular problems: These include abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), heart attack, or stroke.
7. Renal failure: This can occur due to various reasons such as dehydration, blood loss, or the use of certain medications.
8. Pain management issues: Inadequate pain control can lead to increased stress, anxiety, and decreased mobility.
9. Nausea and vomiting: These can be caused by anesthesia, opioid pain medication, or other factors.
10. Delirium: This is a state of confusion and disorientation that can occur in the elderly or those with certain medical conditions.

Prompt identification and management of these complications are crucial to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient.

Treatment outcome is a term used to describe the result or effect of medical treatment on a patient's health status. It can be measured in various ways, such as through symptoms improvement, disease remission, reduced disability, improved quality of life, or survival rates. The treatment outcome helps healthcare providers evaluate the effectiveness of a particular treatment plan and make informed decisions about future care. It is also used in clinical research to compare the efficacy of different treatments and improve patient care.

Retrospective studies, also known as retrospective research or looking back studies, are a type of observational study that examines data from the past to draw conclusions about possible causal relationships between risk factors and outcomes. In these studies, researchers analyze existing records, medical charts, or previously collected data to test a hypothesis or answer a specific research question.

Retrospective studies can be useful for generating hypotheses and identifying trends, but they have limitations compared to prospective studies, which follow participants forward in time from exposure to outcome. Retrospective studies are subject to biases such as recall bias, selection bias, and information bias, which can affect the validity of the results. Therefore, retrospective studies should be interpreted with caution and used primarily to generate hypotheses for further testing in prospective studies.

Osteoarthritis of the spine, also known as spondylosis, is a degenerative joint disease that affects the spine. It is characterized by the breakdown and eventual loss of cartilage in the joints of the spine, which can lead to pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility. The condition most commonly affects the joints in the lower back (lumbar) and neck (cervical) regions of the spine.

The symptoms of osteoarthritis of the spine can vary widely, but may include:

* Pain and stiffness in the neck or back, especially after prolonged periods of inactivity or overuse
* Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or legs, due to nerve compression
* Decreased range of motion and flexibility in the spine
* Popping, cracking, or grinding sounds in the spine with movement
* In severe cases, loss of bladder or bowel control.

The diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the spine is typically made through a combination of physical exam, medical history, and imaging studies such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scan. Treatment options may include pain medication, physical therapy, exercise, and in some cases, surgery.

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If vertebrae of the neck are involved it is labelled cervical spondylosis. Lower back spondylosis is labeled lumbar spondylosis ... Poor postures and loss of the normal spinal curves can lead to spondylosis as well. Spondylosis can affect a person at any age ... Spondylosis is the degeneration of the vertebral column from any cause. In the more narrow sense it refers to spinal ... Spondylosis is caused from years of constant abnormal pressure, caused by joint subluxation, stress induced by sports, acute ...
... is a disease of the spine in humans and other vertebrates. It occurs when intervertebral discs begin to ... Newton, C. D. and Nunamaker, D. M. Chapter 61: "Spondylosis Deformans". Textbook of Small Animal Orthopaedics. J. B. Lippincott ...
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"Spondylosis Deformans". Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. A survey of dystocia in the Boxer breed Mansfield, CS; et al ... and some lines have a tendency toward spondylosis deformans, a fusing of the spine, or dystocia. Other conditions that are less ...
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Cervical spondylosis P. Hoffmann. Über eine Methode, den Erfolg einer Nervennaht zu beurteilen. Medizinische Klinik, March 28, ... Cervical Spondylosis: Diagnosis and Management - emedicine.com Hoffmann sign - Stedman's Dictionary [1][permanent dead link] ... Harrop JS, Hanna A, Silva MT, Sharan A (2007). "Neurological manifestations of cervical spondylosis: an overview of signs, ...
Ono, Keir?; Dvo? k, Jir¡ (1998). Cervical Spondylosis and Similar Disorders. World Scientific. p. 306. ISBN 9789810227449. ... that was originally hypothesized to be due to cervical spondylosis. Damage to the posterior cervical sympathetic chain due to ...
In early 2011, Arroyo was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis or cervical radiculopathy. She was rushed to the St. Luke's ... "GMA suffers from Cervical Spondylosis; what is it?". Retrieved July 29, 2011. "Arroyo sons arrive at hospital hours before ...
2. degenerative disc disease (spondylosis). The disc consists of about 80% water. When one grows older, the disc starts to dry ...
... spondylosis, spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis. Dislocation/subluxation in more than one joint, or in one joint on more than one ...
"Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck)". OrthoInfo. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Retrieved 2023-04-13 ... "Cervical Spondylosis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments". Cleveland Clinic. Retrieved 2023-04-13. "Osteoporosis - Symptoms and ... "Cervical Spondylosis and Spondylotic Cervical Myelopathy". MSD Manual. Retrieved 2023-03-28. Yang D, Xu L, Hu Y, Xu W (June ...
Spondylosis - degenerative arthritis and osteophytes Spinal stenosis - a narrowing of the spinal canal More common and lesser ... Binder AI (March 2007). "Cervical spondylosis and neck pain". BMJ. 334 (7592): 527-31. doi:10.1136/bmj.39127.608299.80. PMC ...
Examples include ankylosing spondylitis and spondylosis. Dorsopathies Spondyloarthropathy Spondylolisthesis Spondylosis ...
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Pathology of the C1-C2 (atlantoaxial) joint, the most mobile of all vertebral segments, accounts for 4% of all spondylosis. The ...
"Nonoperative modalities to treat symptomatic cervical spondylosis". Advances in Orthopedics. 2012: 294857. doi:10.1155/2012/ ...
For spondylosis, pressure on the spine wears out the intervertebral discs and disfigures the bone, which causes serious pain ... Middleton, Kimberley; Fish, David E. (2009-03-25). "Lumbar spondylosis: clinical presentation and treatment approaches". ... osteoporosis and spondylosis. Muscle degeneration becomes more common in people aged 50 or above. On average, they lose 3% of ...
Pneumarthrosis is associated with osteoarthritis and spondylosis. Pneumarthrosis is a common normal finding in shoulders as ...
As American Staffordshire Terriers age, they are more likely to develop spondylosis and osteoarthritis. Spondylosis refers to ... Spondylosis and osteoarthritis are common in older dogs. Other notable issues may include congenital heart disease, elbow ...
Spondylosis Spondylolysis Failed back syndrome Joint dislocation "spondylolisthesis". Merriam-Webster medical dictionary. ...
Lumbar spinal stenosis Spondylosis Spinal disease Lumbar disc disease Claudication Orthopedic surgery Neurosurgery Deer T, ... In addition to spinal stenosis, other lower back conditions such as spondylosis, tumors, infections and herniated or ruptured ... Critchley E, Eisen A (1992). "Disc and Degenerative Disease: Stenosis, Spondylosis and Subluxation". In Swash M (ed.). Clinical ...
Chu EC, Shum JS, Lin AF (2019). "Unusual Cause of Dysphagia in a Patient With Cervical Spondylosis". Clinical Medicine Insights ... Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Parkinson's disease Multiple sclerosis Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Rabies Cervical Spondylosis ...
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Her husband stated that she also suffers from spondylosis and arthritis. Aye was released on 13 January 2012 as part of a mass ...
NURJCK, S. (1972-01-01). "The Pathogenesis of the Spinal Cord Disorder Associated with Cervical Spondylosis". Brain. 95 (1): 87 ...
Harrop JS, Hanna A, Silva MT, Sharan A (2007). "Neurological manifestations of cervical spondylosis: an overview of signs, ...
Jumah, K.B.; Nyame, P.K. (July 1994). "Relationship between load carrying on the head and cervical spondylosis in Ghanaians". ... and has an etiological role in spondylosis. In a 1968 study, Laurence Levy recorded six catastrophic injuries to porters at ...
In older people, spondylosis or problems with blood vessels can cause SCIWORA. The most common cause is being hit by a vehicle ...
Cervical spondylosis (C5, C6 and C7 affected) (Side effect of WAR Injuries) 7. Left knee operated for meniscus and ligament ...
In later life, his short leg resulted in spinal scoliosis and cervical spondylosis. Pianka graduated from Carleton College (B.A ...
If vertebrae of the neck are involved it is labelled cervical spondylosis. Lower back spondylosis is labeled lumbar spondylosis ... Poor postures and loss of the normal spinal curves can lead to spondylosis as well. Spondylosis can affect a person at any age ... Spondylosis is the degeneration of the vertebral column from any cause. In the more narrow sense it refers to spinal ... Spondylosis is caused from years of constant abnormal pressure, caused by joint subluxation, stress induced by sports, acute ...
Cervical spondylosis is a disorder in which there is wear on the cartilage (disks) and bones of the neck (cervical vertebrae). ... Cervical spondylosis is caused by aging and chronic wear on the cervical spine. This includes the disks or cushions between the ... Cervical spondylosis is a disorder in which there is wear on the cartilage (disks) and bones of the neck (cervical vertebrae). ... By age 60, most people show signs of cervical spondylosis on x-ray. Other factors that can make someone more likely to develop ...
Cervical spondylosis is a chronic degenerative condition of the cervical spine that affects the vertebral bodies and ... Cervical spondylosis usually starts earlier in men than in women. When cervical spondylosis develops in a young individual, it ... Workup in cervical spondylosis. Plain cervical radiography is routine in every patient with suspected cervical spondylosis. ... The adjusted hazard ratio for migraine in cervical spondylosis was reported to be 2.03. In cervical spondylosis patients with ...
When this condition is in the lower back, its called lumbar spondylosis. These changes dont always cause symptoms. But they ... Spondylosis is age-related change of the bones (vertebrae) and discs of the spine. These changes are often called degenerative ... Top of the pageLumbar SpondylosisCondition BasicsWhat is lumbar spondylosis? ... Lumbar Spondylosis. Condition Basics. What is lumbar spondylosis?. Spondylosis is age-related change of the bones (vertebrae) ...
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Lower thoracic degenerative spondylithesis with concomitant lumbar spondylosis. Download Prime PubMed App to iPhone, iPad, or ... Lower thoracic degenerative spondylithesis with concomitant lumbar spondylosis.. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 Mar; 118:21-5.CN ... Most of our patients are found to have concomitant lumbar spondylosis. By retrospective review of our cases, current diagnosis ... Lower Thoracic Degenerative Spondylithesis With Concomitant Lumbar Spondylosis. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014;118:21-5. PubMed ...
b,I am a 40 years old male diagnosed with cervical spondylosis and bone tuberculosis.,/b, Is it curable? ... Q: I am a 40 years old male diagnosed with cervical spondylosis and bone tuberculosis. Is it curable? ... Home » Frequently asked Questions on Health » Is cervical spondylosis and bone TB curable? ...
Information about the SNOMED CT code 202694009 representing Single-level lumbosacral spondylosis with radiculopathy. ... Lumbosacral spondylosis with radiculopathy 202693003. Single-level lumbosacral spondylosis with radiculopathy 202694009. ... Single-level lumbosacral spondylosis with radiculopathy (disorder). synonyms. Single-level lumbosacral spondylosis with ... Single-level lumbosacral spondylosis with radiculopathy 202694009. SNOMED CT code. SNOMED code. 202694009. ...
This condition, including spondylosis (OA of the spine), results in significant disability and resource utilization and is a ... In this analysis, the numbers and percentages of incident cases of OA and/or spondylosis with a medical separation after the ... Among a total of 94,036 unique individuals who qualified as incident cases of OA and/or spondylosis during 2016-2020, 17.9% (n= ... 3. Williams VF, Ying S, Stahlman S. Update: Osteoarthritis and spondylosis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2016-2020. ...
This condition, including spondylosis (OA of the spine), results in significant disability and resource utilization and is a ... In this analysis, the numbers and percentages of incident cases of OA and/or spondylosis with a medical separation after the ... Among a total of 94,036 unique individuals who qualified as incident cases of OA and/or spondylosis during 2016-2020, 17.9% (n= ... 3. Williams VF, Ying S, Stahlman S. Update: Osteoarthritis and spondylosis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2016-2020. ...
Neck pain due to cervical spondylosis can be tackled with a few lifestyle changes and natural home remedies. ... Neck pain due to cervical spondylosis can be tackled with a few lifestyle changes and natural home remedies. ... Muscle wasting also accompanies cervical spondylosis with myelopathy.. Unfortunately, cervical spondylosis is a condition that ... Cervical spondylosis is a disorder of the neck and back that restricts movements of the neck and causes pain.. ...
Use of resorbable implants for symptomatic cervical spondylosis: experience on 16 consecutive patients - Journal of ... Use of resorbable implants for symptomatic cervical spondylosis: experience on 16 consecutive patients. Franco A., Nina P., ... of this study was to evaluate the results of a consecutive series of 16 patients affected by degenerative cervical spondylosis ... authors compared the results in these patients with a series of 13 patients also affected by degenerative cervical spondylosis ...
Cervical spondylosis is caused by abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones of the cervical spine in your neck 12. Over time ... MedlinePlus: Cervical Spondylosis The information contained on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be ... The main risk factor for cervical spondylosis is age 12. According to PubMed, most people over the age of 60 show some signs of ... Cervical Spondylosis. * Touma J, May T, Isaacson AC. Cervical Myofascial Pain. Treasure Island, FL: StatPearls Publishing. ...
Learn more about the causes and symptoms of lumbar spondylosis (low back arthritis) and your treatment options at Orthopedic ... Lumbar Spondylosis: What is it?. Just as your bodys joints (knees, hips, ankles, shoulders, etc.) can be arthritic and painful ... Symptoms: What does Lumbar Spondylosis feel like?. *The symptoms of low back arthritis can vary person to person but the most ... Evaluation: How is Lumbar Spondylosis diagnosed?. To begin with, your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and evaluate your ...
What is Spondylosis?. Spondylosis, also known as spinal osteoarthritis, is a degenerative condition that affects the spine. ... Symptoms of Spondylosis. Patients with Spondylosis often experience stiffness, localized pain, and reduced range of motion. ... Causes & Risk Factors of Spondylosis. Spondylosis is typically associated with age and results from the wear and tear of the ... When Should You See a Spine Specialist for Spondylosis, Spondylolysis, or Spondylolisthesis?. Spondylosis, spondylolysis, and ...
Cervical Spondylosis and Spondylotic Cervical Myelopathy - Etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis & prognosis ... Cervical Spondylosis and Spondylotic Cervical Myelopathy By Michael Rubin , MDCM, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell ... After trauma, people with cervical spondylosis may develop a central cord syndrome (see table Spinal Cord Syndromes Spinal Cord ... Cervical spondylosis due to osteoarthritis, especially if the cervical canal is congenitally narrow, can lead to stenosis of ...
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Cervical spondylosis tends to develop somewhere in your 30s and usually manifests in your 60s. It usually appears as neck pain. ... What is Cervical Spondylosis? Cervical osteoarthritis, or cervical spondylosis, is a condition that occurs when bones, discs, ... Difficulty walking is another sign of cervical spondylosis. What Causes Cervical Spondylosis?. The bones and discs in your neck ... Cervical spondylosis is a natural part of life and is treatable. Southern Pain Clinic can work with you to find the best way to ...
... is an age related degeneration of the spinal skeletal column. ... Definition and causes of Spondylosis. Spondylosis is an age-related degenerative disorder of the spinal column. Between each ... Symptoms of spondylosis. Some people have no symptoms, despite an X-ray showing obvious changes similar to spondylolysis. ... Treatment of spondylosis. * Training of the spine: Completely normal exercise and back strengthening exercises have good ...
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Based on the location Spondylosis is recognized as cervical Spondylosis, thoracic Spondylosis or Lumbar Spondylosis. Many times ... Spondylosis. Spondylosis Treatment in Ayurveda: Why Should you consider it?. Spondylosis treatment in Ayurveda offers therapies ... What is Spondylosis?. Spondylosis refers to a condition of spine that causes degenerative changes in the spine structure. It is ... What Kind of Spinal Problems Are Encountered in Spondylosis?. Spondylosis can be caused due to one or more of the degenerative ...
Brucellosis can also be a cause for spondylosis as well as excessive amount of vitamin A. Our treatment for the spondylosis is ... Spondylosis This is a condition that can have many causes. Excess vertebral movement and improper diet during the growing ... The red arrows point to areas of spondylosis and the blue arrows show the gap at the base of the vertebra how it starts to ... Some literature says spondylosis is secondary to a herniated disc, but excessive vertebral movement can cause the herniated ...
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  • In cervical spondylosis, a patient may be presented with dull neck pain with neck stiffness in the initial stages of the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients with Spondylosis often experience stiffness, localized pain, and reduced range of motion. (spinemd.com)
  • Spondylosis can lead to stiffness in the affected part of the spine, making it challenging to move comfortably. (drswclinics.com)
  • The word "cervical spondylosis" refers to age-related wear and tear of the spinal discs in your neck, which can cause pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. (naturalayurvedictreatment.com)
  • Pain ( Shula ), stiffness ( Stambha ), and heaviness ( Gourava ) are the predominant clinical findings in people with Cervical Spondylosis, and both symptoms are found in the Vata and Kapha Doshas in Ayurveda. (naturalayurvedictreatment.com)
  • Besides pain, patients with spondylosis may also experience stiffness after periods of inactivity or abnormal sensations such as numbness or tingling. (getluna.com)
  • In the more narrow sense it refers to spinal osteoarthritis, the age-related degeneration of the spinal column, which is the most common cause of spondylosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Low back osteoarthritis (also know as lumbar spondylosis) will affect 40-80% of the population. (orthopedicinstitutesf.com)
  • Spondylosis, also known as spinal osteoarthritis , is a degenerative condition that affects the spine. (spinemd.com)
  • Cervical spondylosis is osteoarthritis of the cervical spine causing stenosis of the canal and sometimes cervical myelopathy due to encroachment of bony osteoarthritic growths (osteophytes) on the lower cervical spinal cord, sometimes with involvement of lower cervical nerve roots (radiculomyelopathy). (msdmanuals.com)
  • Cervical spondylosis due to osteoarthritis is common. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Cervical spondylosis is suspected when characteristic neurologic deficits occur in patients who are older, have osteoarthritis, or have radicular pain at the C5 or C6 levels. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Cervical osteoarthritis, or cervical spondylosis , is a condition that occurs when bones, discs, and joints in the neck change. (southernpainclinic.com)
  • Many times, spondyoysis is also often referred to as spinal osteoArthritis, as Arthritis too causes degenerative changes in the spinal joints and vertebral disc resulting in Spondylosis. (cauveryayur.com)
  • Spondylosis, also known as spinal osteoarthritis, is a common degenerative condition that affects the spine, particularly the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) regions. (drswclinics.com)
  • Spondylosis, also known as spinal osteoarthritis, commonly occurs in the neck and lower back, as these spinal regions are the most likely to experience excess stress. (getluna.com)
  • Cervical spondylosis is also known as cervical osteoarthritis and degenerative osteoarthritis refers to the deterioration of the vertebrae and discs in the neck as we get older- specifically, the cervical spine, which is the section of the spine in the neck. (kottakkalayurveda.ae)
  • With spondylosis, conservative management involving aerobic exercises such as biking and general strengthening and stretching of your whole body has been correlated to greater quality of life among adults with lumbar osteoarthritis 3. (physicaltherapyfirst.com)
  • Lumbar spondylosis is scientifically known as lumbar osteoarthritis. (spandanspondylosis.com)
  • Cervical spondylosis is caused by aging and chronic wear on the cervical spine. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Cervical spondylosis is a chronic degenerative condition of the cervical spine that affects the vertebral bodies and intervertebral disks of the neck (in the form of, for example, disk herniation and spur formation), as well as the contents of the spinal canal (nerve roots and/or spinal cord). (medscape.com)
  • Immobilization of the cervical spine is the mainstay of conservative treatment for patients with severe cervical spondylosis with evidence of myelopathy. (medscape.com)
  • Spondylosis is age-related change of the bones (vertebrae) and discs of the spine. (uofmhealth.org)
  • 1 This condition, including spondylosis (OA of the spine), results in significant disability and resource utilization and is a leading cause of medical separation from military service. (health.mil)
  • Cervical spondylosis is caused by abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones of the cervical spine in your neck 1 2 . (healthfully.com)
  • Conditions like spondylosis , spondylolysis , and spondylolisthesis are commonly heard medical terms related to the spine. (spinemd.com)
  • So Canine Spondylosis is the body's way to counter instability in the joints of the dog's spine by growing an extra bone. (saltlakeanimalphysicaltherapy.com)
  • Spondylosis refers to a condition of spine that causes degenerative changes in the spine structure. (cauveryayur.com)
  • Spondylosis can occur in any part of the spine including the cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (upper and mid back), or lumbar spine (low back). (cauveryayur.com)
  • Spondylosis typically develops as a result of aging and long-term use of the spine. (drswclinics.com)
  • Cervical spondylosis can narrow the space required by the spinal cord and the nerve roots that run through the spine to the rest of your body. (naturalayurvedictreatment.com)
  • Spondylosis is a term that is linked to a broad range of degenerative problems along the spine, but it's specifically the wear-and-tear of bones. (belmarrahealth.com)
  • Also known as spondylosis deformans, this is considered to be arthritis of the spine but unlike arthritis , this is a non-inflammatory condition. (petmoo.com)
  • Spondylosis refers to the degenerative changes in the spine that may cause loss of the normal spinal structure and function. (rickysinghmd.com)
  • The symptoms of spondylosis depend on the segment of the spine affected. (rickysinghmd.com)
  • Surgical options for spondylosis include decompression procedures to relieve pressure on nerves or spinal fusion to stabilize the affected segments of the spine. (txosa.com)
  • Lumbar spondylosis, also known as spinal arthritis, is a degenerative condition of the lumbar spine that affects many people worldwide. (rahaayurveda.com)
  • However, spondylosis can also result in a narrowing of the space in the spine through which the spinal cord and nerve roots pass. (getluna.com)
  • Cervical spondylosis or degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine causing neck pain, labeled diagram. (alilamedicalmedia.com)
  • Poor body posture results in putting extra stress on the lumbar spine, which can give birth to the problem of lumbar spondylosis. (spandanspondylosis.com)
  • The risk of lumbar spondylosis increases in case of any injury to the spine. (spandanspondylosis.com)
  • Cervical spondylosis is a common degenerative condition of the cervical spine. (medscape.com)
  • In the lower back (lumbar spondylosis), symptoms may include lower back pain and radiating pain into the buttocks and legs (sciatica). (drswclinics.com)
  • Because there are many different causes of lumbar spondylosis, symptoms vary greatly. (santripty.com)
  • Previous neck injuries and genetic factors appear to increase the risk of cervical spondylosis. (rickysinghmd.com)
  • So did any of you suffer from the excruciating neck pain of cervical spondylosis? (beautyandgroomingtips.com)
  • You may notice more neck pain, which may be a sign of cervical spondylosis. (southernpainclinic.com)
  • In the neck (cervical spondylosis), symptoms may include neck pain, headaches, and radiating pain down the arms. (drswclinics.com)
  • Cervical spondylosis may lead to certain complications such as chronic neck pain, fecal incontinence or urinary incontinence, progressive loss of muscle function or feeling, and permanent disability. (spinewise.ca)
  • Spandan Spondylosis Care Centre is one of the best cervical spondylosis treatment Centres in Pune. (wiwonder.com)
  • If yes, then you can go ahead with the Spandan Spondylosis Care Centre. (spandanspondylosis.com)
  • This blog will help you understand the symptoms of cervical spondylosis as well as the treatments available. (spinewise.ca)
  • Symptoms of cervical spondylosis are not always present. (naturalayurvedictreatment.com)
  • This change contributes to the radiculopathy that is associated with cervical spondylosis. (medscape.com)
  • The spinal joints become stiff in cervical spondylosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spondylosis is typically associated with age and results from the wear and tear of the spinal discs and facet joints over time. (spinemd.com)
  • The oils used in Ayurvedic therapies for Spondylosis lubricate the joints and improve their mobility. (cauveryayur.com)
  • Spondylosis is all of these changes in the joints, bones, discs, and nerve roots that occur with aging. (bestpracticehealth.tv)
  • Spondylosis is a common degenerative condition that can affect any of the spine's intervertebral discs and facet joints, reducing the amount of space between vertebral bodies and hindering normal motion of the facet joints. (getluna.com)
  • The other issues generated by the occurrence of lumbar spondylosis are- damage to the vertebrae, damage to the ligaments or the facet joints. (spandanspondylosis.com)
  • Spondylosis is the degeneration of the vertebral column from any cause. (wikipedia.org)
  • The symptoms of spondylosis can vary depending on the location and severity of degeneration. (drswclinics.com)
  • Lumbar spondylosis is an age-related degeneration of the vertebrae and disks of the lower back. (santripty.com)
  • Sometimes, in dogs that are badly affected by spondylosis, it can lead to disc degeneration. (petmoo.com)
  • In addition to disc degeneration, spondylosis can involve the development of bone spurs, also known as osteophytes. (txosa.com)
  • The treatment for spondylosis aims to manage symptoms, improve function, and prevent further degeneration. (txosa.com)
  • Cervical spondylosis is the result of disk degeneration. (medscape.com)
  • Lower thoracic degenerative spondylolisthesis is a rare disease, which may occur concomitantly with lumbar spondylosis and confuse clinicians. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, a condition often seen in certain Asian populations, can occur with cervical spondylosis. (medscape.com)
  • If vertebrae of the neck are involved it is labelled cervical spondylosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cervical spondylosis is a disorder in which there is wear on the cartilage (disks) and bones of the neck (cervical vertebrae). (medlineplus.gov)
  • Brucellosis can also be a cause for spondylosis as well as excessive amount of vitamin A. Our treatment for the spondylosis is the gold bead implant around the vertebrae of the back. (durkesveterinaryclinic.com)
  • The main characteristic of spondylosis is the breakdown and deterioration of the spinal discs, which are the cushions between the vertebrae. (txosa.com)
  • Cervical Spondylosis is a kind of Arthritis that affects the cervical vertebrae and it is characterized by pain at the back of the neck and vertigo while bending downwards. (herbaldaily.in)
  • In this analysis, the numbers and percentages of incident cases of OA and/or spondylosis with a medical separation after the incident diagnosis (through 31 July 2021) were stratified by selected demographic and military characteristics. (health.mil)
  • The median time from incident OA and/or spondylosis diagnosis and separation from military service was 430 days (mean=506 days) ( data not shown ). (health.mil)
  • Diagnosis of cervical spondylosis is by MRI, CT, or CT myelography. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Yorkville, Virginia, Luna has physical therapists that specialize in treating patients with spondylosis. (getluna.com)
  • With the help of a licensed physical therapist, patients with spondylosis can learn how to modify their movements and lifestyle to reduce pain and discomfort. (getluna.com)
  • What is the Cost of Ayurvedic Treatments for Spondylosis? (cauveryayur.com)
  • Hence is the cost of Ayurvedic Treatments for Spondylosis may differ for every individual. (cauveryayur.com)
  • You can book appointment at Cauvery Ayurveda Gramam to meet our doctors and find the cost of Ayurvedic Treatments for Spondylosis in your condition during the consultation. (cauveryayur.com)
  • Although the Ayurvedic therapies for Spondylosis may not completely reverse the degenerative changes, the natural medicines and massage oils help to reduce pain. (cauveryayur.com)
  • Most cases of spondylosis are managed with non-surgical treatment without the need of a surgery. (rickysinghmd.com)
  • Most cases of spondylosis, even when particularly severe, do not require surgical intervention. (getluna.com)
  • Is cervical spondylosis and bone TB curable? (ndtv.com)
  • Home » Frequently asked Questions on Health » Is cervical spondylosis and bone TB curable? (ndtv.com)
  • I am a 40 years old male diagnosed with cervical spondylosis and bone tuberculosis. (ndtv.com)
  • Common in aging dogs, Canine Spondylosis is a phenomenon where the body grows abnormal bones called bone spurs to maintain the spine's stability. (saltlakeanimalphysicaltherapy.com)
  • These degenerative changes to the intervertebral disks and formation of bone spurs are called cervical spondylosis. (kennethbramlettmd.com)
  • Spondylosis is defined as a non-inflammatory, degenerative disease of the vertebral bodies of the spinal column where osteophytes (bone spurs) develop along the outer edges of the spinal bones. (petmoo.com)
  • Aging can also contribute to other spinal conditions, including herniated discs, bone spurs, and stiff ligaments, which can develop into spondylosis. (getluna.com)
  • Conservative treatment for cervical spondylosis includes cold packs and heat to manage pain together with massage, stretches and exercise to reduce pain and balance and strengthen your neck muscles 1 2 . (healthfully.com)
  • The goal of Spondylosis treatment is to relieve the pain and improve your dog's quality of life. (saltlakeanimalphysicaltherapy.com)
  • Spondylosis Treatment in Ayurveda: Why Should you consider it? (cauveryayur.com)
  • Spondylosis treatment in Ayurveda offers therapies such as massages and basti that use special herbal oils. (cauveryayur.com)
  • In addition Spondylosis treatment in Ayurveda uses special herbs that have pain relieving properties. (cauveryayur.com)
  • What Therapies are Offered by Ayurveda for Spondylosis Treatment? (cauveryayur.com)
  • Cervical treatment or Cervical spondylosis treatment requires you to stick to a regular exercise routine and sometimes a gentle massage helps in treating cervical. (drarunbhanot.com)
  • Lumbar Spondylosis: Clinical Presentation and Treatment Approaches. (physicaltherapyfirst.com)
  • The treatment of conservative works well in mild lumbar spondylosis. (spandanspondylosis.com)
  • So, are you looking for an effective treatment of Lumber Spondylosis? (spandanspondylosis.com)
  • Many of the treatment modalities for cervical spondylosis have not been subjected to rigorous, controlled trials. (medscape.com)
  • Spondylosis vs Spondylolysis vs Spondylolisthesis: What's the Difference? (spinemd.com)
  • What is the Difference Between Spondylosis, Spondylitis, Spondylolisthesis? (cauveryayur.com)
  • The wear and tear of bones and discs in the neck is collectively called cervical spondylitis or cervical spondylosis. (drarunbhanot.com)
  • The bones and protective cartilage usually get wear and tear over time, which can be resultant in lumbar spondylosis . (spandanspondylosis.com)
  • The use of cervical exercises has been advocated in patients with cervical spondylosis. (medscape.com)
  • Spinal yogic exercises under a yoga expert can fully cure cervical spondylosis patients. (beautyandgroomingtips.com)
  • Physical therapy may be recommended to learn exercises to relieve the cervical spondylosis symptoms. (spinewise.ca)
  • We have also included material on right flank pain and lumbar spondylosis exercises. (belmarrahealth.com)
  • However, health care professionals have discovered that lumbar spondylosis exercises can make life much more manageable for sufferers. (belmarrahealth.com)
  • Among a total of 94,036 unique individuals who qualified as incident cases of OA and/or spondylosis during 2016-2020, 17.9% (n=16,819) were medically separated from service by July 31, 2021 ( data not shown ). (health.mil)
  • Cervical Spondylosis specialist doctor usually recommends a conservative line of management to recover from this disabling illness. (drarunbhanot.com)
  • Degenerative process of spondylosis such as disc bulging, osteophyte formation, and hypertrophy of the superior articular process all contributes to the narrowing of the spinal canal and intervertebral foramen, leading to compression of these spinal nerves that results in radiculopathy-related symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • They provide many types of services like Cervical Radiculopathy, Lumbar Spondylosis, Sciatic, Cervical spondylosis. (wiwonder.com)
  • Based on the location Spondylosis is recognized as cervical Spondylosis, thoracic Spondylosis or Lumbar Spondylosis. (cauveryayur.com)
  • Spondylosis progresses with age and often develops at multiple interspaces. (medscape.com)
  • Cervical Spondylosis is a spinal condition that typically develops in older age. (healthy-wayz.com)
  • Because cervical spondylosis develops very gradually, the vast majority of patients with the condition experience no symptoms. (getluna.com)
  • Generally, Lumbar Spondylosis is considered a degenerative condition that gradually develops over time. (spandanspondylosis.com)
  • The red arrows point to areas of spondylosis and the blue arrows show the gap at the base of the vertebra how it starts to enlarge before the spondylosis occurs. (durkesveterinaryclinic.com)
  • Cervical spondylosis occurs from wear and tear as you age. (kennethbramlettmd.com)
  • Spondylosis most commonly occurs in patients older than 40 years old - and in fact, more than 80% of individuals over 40 demonstrate evidence of the condition. (getluna.com)
  • Diagnosing spondylosis typically involves a combination of medical history evaluation, physical examination, and imaging tests such as X-rays, MRI scans, or CT scans. (txosa.com)
  • Though spondylosis affects many older people and is typically not serious, it can be quite painful and may interfere with day-to-day functioning. (getluna.com)
  • Lumbar spondylosis refers to a condition that is common in older people. (belmarrahealth.com)
  • Cervical spondylosis is a disorder of the neck and back that restricts movements of the neck and causes pain. (beautyandgroomingtips.com)
  • For most people the goal is to minimize the progress of spondylosis and to control pain. (healthfully.com)
  • Fortunately, most dogs with spondylosis do not experience pain or show discomfort. (saltlakeanimalphysicaltherapy.com)
  • Physical Changes Seen Is Not Only The Root Cause Behind The Sufferings Of Cervical Spondylosis" Now a days every other person suffer with pain and cramps. (sarcgoa.com)
  • I am looking for any suggestions to help with the pain in my neck and head with regards to Cervical Spondylosis. (versusarthritis.org)
  • Regular medical check-ups and a multidisciplinary approach involving healthcare professionals such as orthopedic specialists, physical therapists, and pain management experts can help individuals with spondylosis maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. (txosa.com)
  • Lumbar spondylosis can usually be diagnosed based on your history of symptoms, a physical exam, and imaging tests. (uofmhealth.org)
  • A physical exam can determine if a patient has cervical spondylosis. (southernpainclinic.com)
  • Your doctor diagnoses spondylosis based on your symptoms, medical history and the physical and neurological examination findings. (rickysinghmd.com)
  • Best of all, with Luna, patients can receive physical therapy for spondylosis at home. (getluna.com)
  • When this condition is in the lower back, it's called lumbar spondylosis. (uofmhealth.org)
  • You will be glad to know that Spondylosis in dogs is not a fatal or rapidly progressing condition. (saltlakeanimalphysicaltherapy.com)
  • Spondylosis is a chronic and progressive condition, but it is manageable. (drswclinics.com)
  • Some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to spondylosis, making them more susceptible to developing the condition. (drswclinics.com)
  • Cervical spondylosis is a prevalent condition that gets worse with age. (naturalayurvedictreatment.com)
  • It's important to note that spondylosis is a chronic condition that cannot be completely reversed, but its symptoms can be managed effectively. (txosa.com)
  • However, only a small percentage of patients with radiographic evidence of cervical spondylosis are symptomatic. (medscape.com)
  • However, surgery is sometimes necessary when lumbar spondylosis has caused a nerve problem or nerve damage. (santripty.com)