Spondylosis is a medical term used to refer to the general degeneration of the spine and its shock-absorbing intervertebral discs. Degenerative changes may occur in the neck (known as the cervical region), middle back (thoracic region) or lower back (lumbar region) and tends to worsen with as an individual grows older.
The primary underlying causes of spondylosis are aging and the general wear and tear associated with the body's natural life. However, there are several factors that may exacerbate or worsen spondylosis. The following are some of the most prominent:
Unexpected or sudden injuries and traumas, such as might occur during manual labor, high-impact sports, motor vehicle accidents or hard falls Genetic predisposition, congenital spine abnormalities or a family history of back pain Conditions like facet joint osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, benign or cancerous tumors, bone spurs and herniated or ruptured discs Obesity Smoking and/or the excessive use of alcohol Malnutrition Lack of exercise Making repetitive movements that strain the spine, as one might in a profession that requires regularly lifting heavy objects, highly physical work or driving long distances If you believe you have a high chance of developing spondylosis, schedule a consultation today with one of our spine specialists. We are committed to helping you find safe and helpful ways to maintain long-term spine health, so that you can live an active and happy life.
Since spondylosis is a blanket term for spinal and disc degeneration, a variety of symptoms may arise depending on the location, severity and nature of the underlying problem. General symptoms to take note of include:
Lower back, middle back or neck pain Herniated discs Pinched nerves Sciatica Numbness and weakness in the affected area and associated limbs Tingling and pins-and-needles sensations in the affected area and associated limbs Headaches A limited range of motion, stiffness in spinal joints and the feeling that bones are "grinding" against one another Trouble maintaining balance and the inability to perform in everyday activities without encountering pain or discomfort
It is crucial to determine the problems associated with your unique case of spondylosis as quickly as possible, since many of the potential issues are dangerous and may lead to further complications. By promptly treating spondylosis, it can be possible to restore or safeguard your quality of life.
Our treatment Approach
In ayurveda, the condition of Spondylosis is called as greeva graham, in which greeva means neck and graham refers to stiffness. It Occurs due to the increase in vata(air) in the body which create tissue depletion.
Oftentimes, patients faced with spondylosis assume that there is nothing they can do to find relief from the symptoms following their condition, as it is impossible to reverse the body's natural aging processes. However, there are many ways to treat the spinal conditions associated with spondylosis. Our team of experienced spine specialists is dedicated to helping each and every patient suffering from spondylosis meet their health and wellness goals. For many patients, a pain-free life can be possible!
During your first visit to Ayush Kerala Ayurveda, one of our highly skilled physicians will carefully and compassionately examine your medical history and physical state. To identify the precise spondylosis-related damage causing you pain and discomfort (X-ray or MRI may be requested). Based upon the information gathered, as well as your unique needs and goals, our team will then recommend an integrated treatment plan designed to best help you.