Spondylosis is a term that describes the progressive degeneration of the intervertebral discs and facet joints, anywhere within the spine, that occurs over time and it is a normal transition with increasing age.

The term Spondylosis can also be known as “wear and tear,” “arthritis” and “degeneration of the spine.”

The two most common areas for spondylosis being diagnosed are in the neck – Cervical spondylosis and the lower back – lumbar spondylosis.

Symptoms may include;

  • stiffness and restricted movement 
  • Pain around the affected area
  • Pain, numbness or tingling in the arms (cervical) or legs (lumbar) due to nerve irritation.

Book now or See our section on Arthritis for information on degeneration in other joints, away from the spine.

 

So how can we help?

Osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, without the use of drugs of surgery. We use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, relieve muscle tension, enhance blood flow all to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. This may also be accompanied by individually tailored advice and support with exercise, posture, stress and habits to promote health and prevent your symptoms reoccurring.