Spondylosis is an umbrella term used to describe pain caused by degenerative conditions of the spine. It is translated to mean that someone has both pain and spine degeneration, regardless of what the cause of pain or where the degeneration is occurring. You are more at risk of developing spondylosis as you age. Spondylosis is also known as spinal osteoarthritis. Although it is universal and not usually severe, it can be quite painful. Keep reading to learn more about spondylosis including causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Pain may come from facet joint osteoarthritis, which causes pain during high activity or after extended inactivity. Abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal may create leg pain when you walk; this is called spinal stenosis. Degenerative disc disease can also hurt. This condition occurs when a degenerated disc becomes dehydrated and loses some of its function. It can cause lower back or neck pain, and possibly leg or arm pain. Pain in the legs, thighs, neck, shoulders, and buttocks that worsens with standing are also symptoms of spondylosis.
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