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Spondylosis: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment

As we age, our bones start degrading, often leading to conditions like arthritis. The spine is not spared from the degenerating effects of ageing in the body, commonly causing a spinal bone degenerative condition called spondylosis. You may or may not have any symptoms, i.e., it may be asymptomatic. But when the symptoms do appear, you would require medical intervention to manage them. Fortunately, a few weeks of spine therapy can manage symptoms of spondylosis if diagnosed early.

Although spondylosis may primarily be a side effect of long-term spinal bone degeneration due to ageing, you may also develop this condition due to:

  • Disc degeneration
  • Poor posture
  • Spinal injury
  • Leading a sedentary lifestyle 

If you have observed patients with spondylosis, you might have heard them complain about the stiffness and pain that comes along with it. It generally affects the neck and shoulder. So, if you have the following symptoms, it’s time to visit a spine specialist.

  • Stiffness in the neck and back
  • Pain in the arms and shoulders, along with the lower back and legs
  • Difficulty moving the neck and back
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness

If the condition worsens without any treatment, you may develop cervical myelopathy. You may experience symptoms like:

  • Numbness and tingling in the limbs when the nerve is pinched
  • Loss of bladder and bowel movement (Cauda Equina syndrome)
  • Lack of coordination
  • Difficulty walking
  • Difficulty in balancing
  • Weakness in hands and foot muscles

You shouldn’t ignore these signs when they appear, so seek spondylosis treatment immediately. Primary diagnosis of your spondylosis symptoms may include physical examination of the neck and shoulders. You may also be asked about your symptom history and recommended to perform a few imaging tests. When you come to QI Spine Clinic, our well-experienced spine specialists can find the exact location of your spine problem, which will enable them to plan an individualised treatment for you. We ensure all of our patients get the individual attention that they need to improve their spine health.

At QI Spine Clinic, we believe in the power of non-invasive, conservative methods of spondylosis treatment, as they have been found to be quite effective in reducing the severity of your symptoms. Our spine doctors may recommend medications to manage any pain and swelling symptoms that are affecting the patient. We also have a team of well-trained physiotherapy experts who provide guided physiotherapy exercises for pain relief and improving stiffness and range of motion of your neck and shoulders. With the help of our patient-centric spine rehabilitation program, we ensure every aspect of spinal debility is well taken care of in our patients.

If conservative treatment methods don’t provide the desired results, our spine specialists recommend our patented Cell Repair Treatment, enabled by the revolutionary Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) technology. This is also a non-invasive spondylosis treatment that employs a low-dose electric current to encourage healing and repair in the affected area. In addition to Cell Repair Treatment, we offer spine surgery for advanced spondylosis treatment at QI Spine Clinic. However, surgery may be recommended to patients only in case they have developed cervical myelopathy, which is causing spine compression in the neck region. 

Spondylosis can become a long-term (chronic) condition if left untreated and even worsen to cause cervical myelopathy. If you’re suffering from pain and stiffness due to spondylosis, don’t keep them untreated for long. Visit our top spine specialists at QI Spine Clinic, who ensure all-round management of your spinal debility with utmost care and expertise.

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