Spondylosis

What is Spondylosis?

Spondylosis is degenerative osteoarthritis of the joints between the center of the spinal vertebrae or bones of our back and/or neural foramina. If severe, it may cause pressure on nerve roots with subsequent sensory and/or motor disturbances, such as pain in the neck, shoulder, arm, back, and/or leg, paresthesia, or muscle weakness in the limbs.It is more common in old age.

Questions and answers on "Spondylosis"

Is it possible to have bulging discs without spondylosis? Specifically, I suffered a traumatic injury resulting in a herniated disc between my T7-8 and an annualar tear between my L4-5. I have 2 doctors who state that there is no foramenal narrowing. Mri of the lumbar shows bulging discs with normal cauda equina, no paraspinous abnormality, no areas of marrow edema , no spondylolsis or ligamentous damage, and no osseous lesion , yet one doctor insists that I have spondylosis.

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HI
Thank for asking to HCM
I really appreciate your concern and looking to the history given here and the report of MRI I could say that more important is the clinical symptoms if you do not have any symptoms then just forget about the findings, if this is manifesting in any way then the...

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my doc says I have arthritis in my spine.. what do you think? I have pain in my LEFT ear, shoulder, chest, side, neck ( sometimes swells) back and sometimes hip/ leg.. I also get tingling in my arm & face and I suffer from migraines. my pain is constant but sometimes worst than other times. all in my left side of my body. it hurts the most in my neck & shoulder

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The symptoms that you have could be related to a muscular pain due to poor posture, disc prolapse or spondylosis. An MRI scan of the spine will help in detecting the exact diagnosis. Vitamin D 3 deficiency and electrolyte imbalance also needs to be ruled out....

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can u tell me any exercise for the lumber spondolysis with thoracolumber collapse

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SEE ITS VERY IMP TO NOTE that u really shud go for exercise or not .....this is possible only by looking done grade of spondylosis either by mri or atleast xrays of lumbothoracic region with clinical correlation......then only proper exercises and physiotherapy can be adviced

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i am 35 years man diagnosed as a case of ankylosing spondylosis with taking sulphasalazine for last 2 year,recently i have develop cough with productive sputum with fever and weight loss for 2 month,my esr is 90,mt was positive,chest xray revel pulmonary shadow suggestive ptb,my doctor start anti tb drug and stop sul pha salazine,is it correcet?

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In my opinion you should first undergo sputum for AFB or bronchoscopy and BAL analysis. As pneumonia and TB both can cause pulmonary shadows so bacteriological diagnosis is important as TB treatment last for atleast 6 months. So better to confifm 100% before starting AKT. And you can definitely...

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i have spondylosis and lower back pain ( among other things) the orthopedic dr had me take a pain killer and vit b complex for two weeks, and it really helped. today ( three months later) he gave me a shot of diprospan. should i be taking a vit b complex vitamin also. does my reg multivitamin give me enough of it? or will this shot cure my leg pain and i dont need to bother?

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Diprospan injection is a combination of betamethasone sodium phosphate and betamethasone dipropionate. Like all the brands of betamethasone injectables, it is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory. It works by reducing the inflammation and swelling that is putting pressure on nerves and causing...

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sir i am suffering presently from spermatorrhoea. it is because of long childhood self abuse. i get night fall every week. i am very thin, i sweat a lot, my normal body temperature is low, i am also suffering from spondylosis. i have stopped masturbating now. please suggest me changes in lifestyle and habits, like getting up early or in diet to escape this problem. and also if any medication which can help me deal with this . please sir it is jeopardising my future

doctor1 MD

Welcome to HCM,
My friend, please try to differenciate the normal physiological function and pathology. Your spermatorrohoea problem is common to all un married, non masturbatory adolecence, adult male. When you are entring in the Adulthood life your Primary and secondary sexual organs starts its...

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on waking I have a bloated stomach and feel the need to pass urine but I never pass much,I am 64 female,height 4.11,weight 8st.10lbs,have high BP,high cholestrol,mobility problems,spondylosis in my neck&shoulder,osteoarthritis,IBS,heart disease,have had breast cancer 7yrs ago

doctor1 MD

Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Noted the history and understood the concerns.
This looks to be a complicated history as suffering from so many problems that you mentioned like Hypertension, high cholesterol, cervical spondilosis, osteoarthritis, mobility problems and so on having the symptoms of...

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hello dr.i am 38 year old i am last 6 year spondylosis first time in my left hand i examing nuro dr.and he sugest me surgery but i cant do that time is situation is very bed this pain come to my neck and back porsion and still dr.again sagest me surgery dr.can i without surgery dr.told me which which porsion i throug surgery i am very tens.so please help me what can i do????

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Spondylosis is a condition in which the nerve gets compressed between the vertebraes. Your condition since six years appears to be severe.
When ever you lift any weight in this condition, it transfers the weight on to the vertebrae compressing the nerve, inducing pain in the areas where the...

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Recent questions on  Spondylosis

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Hi, iam suffering from cervical-spondylosis. sometimes i have nausea sometimes and numbness of left hand and leg. Sometimes problem with leftside of my eyesight(not left eye). It was like a small blockage even when I closed my eye. It it related to cervical-spondylosis?

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I have been having neck and shoulder pain for over six months with increased worsening. Also have numbness and tingling of fingers. Have creepy crawling feeling to left leg, forehead and shoulder area. Have pain that radiates to right elbow. Pressure in ears. Cracking and popping of neck. I cannot keep ars raised to brush my hair but a few minutes. MRI shows cervical spondylosis and osteophytes at C5-6 and C6-7. Worst affected is level C6-7 with moderate sized portion disc osteophyte and left sided uncovertebral osteophyte cause mild central and left sided neural foraminal stenosis. What are my treatment options since symptoms have been worsening. I am 50 y/o.

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Hello, I have lumbar spondylosis and for the last 6 months have been having pain higher up between my shoulder blades and spasms over the top of my back. I was sent for an X-ray which showed degenerate changes in my thoracic spine and the starlings of osteoarthritis. For the past month I have been getting pains in my legs, mainly behind the knee and tops of my calves. To rule out pain being caused from my spine I was sent for an MRI on my thoracic and lumbar spine areas. The results have shown a shadow on my thoracic spine area and subsequently I have been referred for another MRI to look at this shadow in more detail. Of course the word shadow has prompted cancer immediately in my head, although my gp explained that I shouldn't worry about cancer initially as she thinks I would have been sent back to the hospital much quicker if this was thought to be the problem. My questions are; would a tumour have shown in the X-ray I had in June and what other causes could be the cause of a shadow on my spine? Thank you Gina

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I suffer from constant pain and continuous at the top of the spine down the cervical vertebrae 6 years ago with the knowledge that I underwent surgery on cartilage cotton, specifically in the fourth paragraph, fifth and fifth sacral initial lower spine and been taking most medications and anti-inflammatory and vitamin B complex without interest and finally you make rays ringing and the outcome was as follows: Early Dorsal spondylosis is seen with small anterior osteophytes and early end plates degenerative changes Please kindly explanation what the cause of this pain and how to treat note that all laboratory tests satisfactory

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I am 77 and take heart disease medications. I have lower back pain , am fatigued and joint pain. Suggestions?

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I have been having a stabbing pain upon waking up on both sides of my back, but it goes away after being up a while. What is that?

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I can't get to sleep tonight. I have severe butt pain especially whn I lye down. Excursion. It shoot lik a knife. I'm on steroid , doesn't or didn't help Went to a pain doctore but he seems to thinks it a muscel and want me to do physical therapy...

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