Spondylosis

Treated by Ark-La-Tex Spine Care – serving Shreveport, Bossier City and the surrounding areas

Spondylosis refers to degenerative changes in the spine such as bone spurs and degenerating intervertebral discs between the vertebrae. With age, the bones and ligaments in the spine wear. Spondylosis changes in the spine are frequently referred to as Osteoarthritis. Spondylosis can occur in the cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (upper and mid back), or lumbar spine (low back).

Symptoms

Localized pain in the area of spondylosis, usually in the back or neck. Neck spondylosis can cause headaches. Shooting pain may occur.

Diagnosis

The doctor will look at your spine for signs of the condition, like pain in your lower back or neck. He may also ask you to walk or bend to see which movements cause pain.

Your doctor may order an X-ray or MRI to check for bone or nerve damage near your spine.

Treatment

  • Nerve Blocks
  • Cortisone Shots
  • Medications
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)