Spondylosis Surgery at SPINE/RX
What Is Spondylosis?
Spondylosis most commonly refers to degeneration or injury that affects the facet joints of the spine. Facet joints are formed where one vertebra meets another in the back of the spine. They are found in the neck, mid, and lower back. A facet joint is a real joint, just like a shoulder or a knee. It can become damaged in a traumatic event or it may deteriorate over time as a result of osteoarthritis. Injured or arthritic facet joints can cause severe neck or back pain, depending on where the joints are located. Sometimes the pain can refer to the shoulders, arms, buttocks, hips or legs. Fortunately, there are good treatments for facet joint spondylosis, both surgical and non-surgical. A complete physical examination and diagnostic imaging are the first steps to diagnosing spinal pain due to facet joint spondylosis.
How Is Spondylosis Treated?
Spondylosis is most typically treated with either one or a combination of the following: rest, medication, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, injections or surgery.
When Is Surgery Recommended for Spondylosis?
Surgery may be recommended for spondylosis if it does not improve through initial treatment methods, or if you’re experiencing ongoing pain or lack of mobility. Surgery may also be recommended if diagnostic tests detect damage to the spinal cord or nerve roots, or if spine surgeons anticipate any significant risk of future deterioration.
Living with spondylosis can be painful, and may cause you to miss out on the activities you love. If medication or therapy fail to relieve your neck or back pain, spine surgery may provide the relief you need to live the life you desire.
A MODERN SPINE SURGERY EXPERIENCE
If spine surgery for spondylosis makes you nervous, you’re not alone. That’s why SPINE/RX provides minimally-invasive procedures, offering less pain, shorter recovery times and limited scarring. See the difference at SPINE/RX.
Often, spine surgery for spondylosis does not require an overnight hospital stay, depending on the severity of your unique condition. Many of our minimally-invasive procedures are same-day, outpatient surgeries.
SPINE/RX understands that being free from spine pain due to spondylosis means getting your life back on track. That’s why we offer advanced surgical techniques to provide a clear path to lasting pain relief. See the difference at SPINE/RX.
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Take a step toward finally relieving your neck and back pain. Contact SPINE/RX for your free MRI review or initial consultation today!