What is Spondylosis
Spinal spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the spine. As we age, the discs in the spine dehydrate and shrink, signs of osteoarthritis (OA) develop, including bony protrusions along the edges of bones which is also known as bone spurs.
A recent study showed that more than 85 percent of people older than age 60 are affected by cervical spondylosis. It is a nature process of aging but some of us are more affected than others. For our joints to remain healthy, they need to move and articulate. Due to trauma, poor posture, and unhealthy habits, our joints tend to wear down at an accelerated rate.
What are the symptoms of Spondylosis
The narrowing of the space needed by the spinal cord and the nerve roots that pass through the spine to the rest of your body, you might experience the following symptoms:
- Tingling, numbness and weakness in your arms, hands, legs or feet
- Difficulty walking due to compression of the nerves in the lumbar spine
- Pain that travels down the extremities
Chiropractic treatment has been shown to be a very effective treatment option for pain associated with spondylosis. Spinal adjustments are meant to stimulate movement in the spine and has been shown to help prevent progression of osteoarthritis. Combined with proper diet and sufficient exercise, this pain can be reduced and sometimes completely eliminated.
Dr. Gibson is a Morrisville chiropractor that is highly trained and skilled to diagnosis the cause of your pain. He will pinpoint the cause by a thorough evaluation and diagnostic imaging if necessary. He will develop treatment recommendations as well as home instructions to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. If you have any questions about the treatment options for these types of conditions, don’t hesitate to call the office at anytime.