Dr. Emily treats spondylosis with physical therapy

Dr. Emily specializes in treating patients with spondylosis. Dr. Emily is equipped to help patients adjust their movements and lifestyle to reduce pain, with the eventual goal of helping them to become consistently pain-free. Dr. Emily endeavors to help patients return to the activities they love, as quickly and as safely as possible.


What is spondylosis?Senior woman suffering from a backache sitting on a bed in a bedroom

Spondylosis is a common degenerative condition that can affect any of the spine’s intervertebral discs and facet joints, reducing the amount of space between vertebral bodies and hindering normal motion of the facet joints. Though spondylosis affects many older people and is typically not serious, it can be quite painful and may interfere with day-to-day functioning.

Spondylosis, also known as spinal osteoarthritis, commonly occurs in the neck and lower back, as these spinal regions are the most likely to experience excess stress. Besides pain, patients with spondylosis may also experience stiffness after periods of inactivity or abnormal sensations such as numbness or tingling. Spondylosis most commonly occurs in patients older than 40 years old — and in fact, more than 80% of individuals over 40 demonstrate evidence of the condition.

Source: Spine Universe