Spondylosis: Cause, Classification & Treatment Options Without Spine Surgery
The medical term Spondylosis is descriptive of degenerative disorder of the spine. Almost anyone can develop spondylosis (spondylotic changes, including bone spur) as they grow older. However, several predisposing risk factors increase the possibility of some individuals developing spondylotic changes. The most common risk factors associated with this condition include obesity, poor posture, traumatic injury, and participation in high-impact sports, as well as genetic factors. Despite this, the natural aging process is still considered the primary risk factor for pain or symptoms. Visit our center for a thorough analysis of your spine. Our clinical teams are the spine and joint experts you need. Visit us today to assess your posture and spine.
With time, the spinal soft tissues, which are composed of cartilage, spinal discs, ligaments, muscles, and tendons, deteriorate due to normal wear and tear. With degenerative spine changes, your risk factors in the development of spondylosis and bone spur increase significantly.
Bone Spur, Osteophytes, Slipped Disc (Slip-Disc) & MRI Assessments
A bone spur is an overgrowth of bone or calcification of soft tissues, often referred to as osteophytes or osteoarthritis (OA). The spinal soft tissue components have a high water composition. Spondylosis leads to the dehydration of spinal soft tissue components such as spinal discs and cartilages. This dehydration increases the chance of exposed bones rubbing against each other, leading to pain. Pain resulting from wear and tear is often due to bone spurs in affected individuals.
Furthermore, deterioration of the spinal soft tissue can cause the tendons, muscles, and ligaments to become thicker and stiffer. Spinal degeneration in individuals above 40 years is observable on X-ray, MRI, and CT scans. To date, the best means of assessing the impact of spondylotic changes, osteophytes, slipped disc, and the bone spur is through the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).
How Slipped Discs, Degenerations & Bone Spurs Impacts Spinal Segment
The spine is made up of 33 vertebrae. The coming together of the first 24 vertebrae (spinal bones) forms the three (3) spine regions, which are lumbar (lower back), thoracic (mid-back), and cervical (neck). The remaining nine segments form the coccygeal and sacral regions of the spine. The most common areas of the spine that are affected by spondylosis are the lumbar (lower back), thoracic (mid-back), and cervical (neck). With this, spondylosis classification is by location.
As mentioned, spondylosis is the term that refers to conditions that lead to spinal joint arthritis (bone spurs or facet hypertrophy), thickening of ligamentum flavum (ligamentum flavum hypertrophy), and varying degrees of slipped discs. Regardless of the cause, conservative treatment should be your first and only option. Spine surgery is an option best avoided or reserved as the last option. Our center has a success rate of over 95% in the treatment of pateints with spondylosis. Therefore, opt for our corrective care before you consider surgery or injections. Surgery should be the last option!
What Are The Typical Signs & Symptoms Of Spondylosis?
Spondylosis is a group of conditions that impacts the spine. It is a general term used to describe multiple issues involving muscles, ligaments, spinal joints, and spinal discs. In short, it is a condition that results from wear and tear. Symptoms can vary from person to person, depending on severity and tolerance. Some may be fully asymptomatic (no pain at all), while others suffer needlessly. The most common symptoms of spondylosis include:
- General unwell feeling
- Restricted motion or lack of mobility
- Stiffness in the neck, upper back, or low back
- Pain in the neck, upper back, low back, and buttocks
- Headaches and migraines
- Tinnitus and vertigo
- Numbness and tingling in the arms or legs
- Weakness in the arms or legs
- Digestive disorders (Hiatal hernia, indigestion, or constipation)
- Sciatica, nerve pain, and radiculitis
- Loos of bowel and balder functions
- Palpitations or breathing problems
- Paralysis of the arms or legs
Best Home Remedy for Spondylosis
The best self-help tip or home remedy for patients with spondylosis is an avoidance of aggravating activities. We have provided a few below:
- Stop slouching
- Avoid excessive phone or pad use as it increases stress on your spine.
- Avoid seated position where you lean forward.
- Stop carrying heavy backpacks or purses.
No that you know what to avoid, let see what you need to do to make you feel better?
- Take repeated breaks from prolonged sitting. Get up and walk around every 30-45 minutes.
- Stretch your neck and back two or three times per day
- Get specific neck exercises.
- Do back exercises
- Go for daily walks for 10-30 minutes.
- Ice the affected area for 10 minutes (wrap the ice pack in a towel)
If these measures fail you need focused corrective treatment from our experts and advanced spine technology.
What Is The Best Treatment For Spondylosis?
As mentioned in earlier sections, spondylosis is a condition that results from a combination of issues. They include spinal disc degeneration, bone spurs, and even slipped disc or slip-disc. However, spondylosis treatment is not similar to the typical neck and back pain care you would get. It is far more precise, or at least it should be! Precision is essential! Precision occurs when all aspects of spondylosis are treated concurrently. In other words, you will have to get care for the muscles, ligaments, joints, spinal discs, and spinal nerves for the spondylosis treatment to last. In some way, spondylosis treatment is similar to the care provided for a slip-disc.
Chiropractic Specialty Center® provides the best slip-disc and spondylosis treatment in Malaysia. Our slipped disc (slip-disc) treatment targets spinal ligaments, muscles, joints, discs, and nerves. Spondylosis and slip-disc treatments are nearly identical. As such, we have provided a video of our slip=disc treatment to familiarize you with some of the therapies we will recommend. Keep in mind that you may require additional procedures if your condition warrants them.
In The Lumbar Spine Spondylosis (Slipped Discs, Bone Spurs & Spinal Degenerations) Are The Leading Cause Of Pain & Disability
Lumbar spondylosis affects the lumbar vertebrae (L1-L5). The lumbar or the low back is the second most common location for spondylosis. The most common symptoms include low back pain, pain in the buttocks, hips, thighs, legs, and ankle. Also, it can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, and paralysis of one or both legs. The longer your condition goes untreated, the more risks you take. Progression is a certainty! As such, the need for effective measures that correct, fix, and repairs the root causes as early as possible.
Visit our center for the best non-surgical slipped disc treatment in Malaysia today. Our methods of care are through specialized back pain exercises, advanced chiropractic treatments, and clinical physiotherapy. We can help even severely degenerated or herniated spinal discs.
Spondylosis In The Thoracic Or Upper Back Pain
Thoracic spondylosis affects the thoracic vertebrae (T1-T12). It is the least common site. The mid-back (mid-thoracic spine) is a common site of diagnosis for spondylosis. Symptoms of thoracic spondylosis include pain in the upper and mid-back. Also, some will experience pain that runs between the ribs. Sufferers may also complain of a burning sensation in between the shoulder balds or the mid-back. Moreover, it may cause indigestion, heartburn, and other gastrointestinal disorder such as a Hiatal hernia.
Cervical Or The Neck Is Common Site For Spondylosis
Cervical spondylosis is, by far, the most common type of spondylosis diagnosed. Spondylosis in the neck can affect one or more of the seven vertebrae (C1-C7). Cervical spondylosis symptoms include neck pain, headaches, migraines, tinnitus, vertigo, back pain, shoulder pain, and arm pain. Importantly, it is the leading cause of tingling, numbness, and weakness in the shoulder, arms, elbows, wrists, and hands. If you have cervical spondylosis, seek our help immediately! Our advanced methods and breakthrough spine technology have helped thousands without the need for injections or surgery.
The cervical spine (the neck) has a tremendous range of motion and mobility. These factors and the fact that it bears the head’s weight predispose the neck to spondylosis at greater levels than the lumbar (lower back) region of the spine. Additionally, our modern gadgets and handheld electronic devices are the main culprits for increased risk factors in developing this degenerative condition in the neck. Our neck pain treatments and neck pain exercise programs are enriched with treatments provided by advanced spine technology. Chiropractic Specialty Center® succeeds even if others have failed to get you better.
Spondylosis should not be confused with spondylitis. While spondylosis refers to degenerative changes resulting from arthritis and spinal disc issues, spondylitis is descriptive of an inflammatory type of arthritic changes, such as ankylosing spondylitis.
Symptoms Of Spondylosis & Degenerative Disc Disease
Patients suffering from this degenerative spine disorder do not always experience symptoms. Some patients may never experience symptoms up until they are involved in a traumatic incident. This means that spondylosis patients may not experience symptoms such as pain, numbness in the arms, legs, hands, or feet.
Typically, the symptomatic patient may complain of a lot of symptoms. Some may complain of pain, numbness, tingling sensations, and muscle weakness. The symptoms in most arise when the disorder causes an anatomical deformity in the spinal joint, leading to impingement and irritation of the spinal cord or spinal nerves. Often, the irritating cause is a bone spur, ligament calcification, bulging disc, or herniated discs (slip-disc or slipped disc) that compress spinal nerve roots as well as the spinal cord itself.
What Are Some Of The Treatment Options For The Spine In Malaysia
Conventional Western medicine dictates that patients with spondylosis need treatments through painkillers, injections, and surgery. However, pain medication and surgery have failed to give patients the lasting relief they need. Conservative treatment approaches must be explored, such as physical therapy (physiotherapy) and chiropractic care. Acupuncture has had some successes in reducing the pain, but it cannot fix the cause. Often, patients that receive acupuncture find themselves in pain. Therefore, we would recommend a course of care that addresses the real cause and not just the symptoms. In other words, acupuncture, medications, and injections do not offer much help in the long haul. Visit our center today and get the best chiropractic treatment in Malaysia today. Best of all, the treatment you get in our center is a painless therapy that fixes the actual cause of spondylosis.
What Is The Best Treatment For Spondylosis & Spine In Malaysia?
The most suitable physical therapy treatment for the spine is the integrative methods of chiropractic and physical therapy at our centers. We offer the best physical therapy and chiropractic treatment for spine, joints, and sports injuries in Malaysia. Invasive treatment options, such as surgery, are not recommended as they pose a greater risk to patients. Accurate diagnosis and identification of the root causes are critical for the successful treatment and speedy recovery of patients. Therapy programs or treatment options that are not corrective will fail to produce the desired outcome. Some may improve a bit, but the pain often returns! Therefore, our advice is to seek clinicians and practices with experienced, knowledgeable clinical staff who understand all root-causes and have the abilities and methodologies for targeted care methods.
Chiropractors and physical therapists are helpful if they give targeted treatments. Additionally, those with bone spurs may want to avoid the traditional means of physiotherapy or chiropractic. Physiotherapists and chiropractors treat a host of the spine and joint conditions, but spondylosis requires specialized knowledge and ability. Above all, care must be taken not to aggravate or exacerbate a patient through aggressive means of treatment. To summarize, neck and upper back pain conditions that result from spondylosis need focused corrective care. As such, visit our center for the best neck and upper back pain sufferers may not be as effective. An excellent example of aggressive treatment is the rotatory chiropractic adjustments or excessive manual therapy and range of motion exercises.
The Chiropractic Specialty Center® Difference In Spondylosis Treatment
Early stages of spinal spondylosis cases are asymptomatic or may present with slight pain. However, not dealing with it in the right way may lead to severe consequences down the road. Please don’t take it lightly, and get your spine checked by one of our non-surgical clinical experts today.
Our success for spondylosis speaks volumes about our abilities, knowledge, and experience. In short, if you have spondylosis and need treatments, we are your best option in Malaysia. Our proven method of spine care is a testament to the level of research-based, the non-surgical treatment you can expect from the Chiropractic Specialty Center®.
Our aim in the treatment of spondylosis is not just symptom relief but also correction. As such, we offer targeted, diagnosis-based treatments through the combined efforts of the best clinical physical therapists, World-Class research-based chiropractors, and advanced spine technology. Our go-to method for this degenerative spine disorder is the best-targeted and diagnosis-specific method offered through NSD therapy®.
What is NSD Therapy®?
Non-surgical treatments offered through NSD therapy® are not a single care method, but an integrative method of spine care enabled through advanced spine technology and backed by research. To date, NSD Therapy® provides the most holistic means of treatment for spondylosis. Don’t just take our word for it. Visit our center to discover what makes our methods better.
Visit Chiropractic Specialty Center® Today
Our clinical teams offer integrative non-surgical solutions that others do not have. Chiropractic Specialty Center® is the only center or clinic in Malaysia to offer NSD Therapy® treatments. Our systems and methods are diagnosis-specific. Therefore, we treat the cause of your condition and not just the symptoms. Best of all, getting care from one of our centers will enable you to recover without medication, injection, or surgery. Even if you have had surgical intervention, visit us, and discover our non-invasive treatment options before agreeing to an invasive procedure. Our clinical teams have the best non-surgical bone spur or spondylosis treatment in Malaysia.