Aging impacts the bones, cartilage and joints of the body, causing degeneration from wear and tear. The spine is affected by aging, often in the form of spondylosis or spinal osteoarthritis. The Arthritis Foundation estimates that 80% of individuals over the age of 40 have some level of spinal osteoarthritis, which can continue to become more painful and debilitating as they become older. While we cannot stop spondylosis or spinal osteoarthritis, our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute can offer relief and treatment for more mobility and less pain for our patients.
Spondylosis covers a wide variety of degenerative conditions of the spine. This can include arthritis in the facet joints and degenerative disc disease. The pain and mobility issues can occur in the neck, shoulder and arms, or it can be in the lower back, with issues radiating to the hips and legs. Our clinic offers effective diagnosis to determine the type of spondylosis and several treatment options to get relief. Treatment plans can include medications, chiropractic care, physiotherapy, injections and other options, including minimally-invasive surgery in extreme cases.
Spinal Bone Spur Relief
One of the issues that can occur with spondylosis is bone spurs in the spine. These growths can enlarge the bony structures in the spine and cause pressure on nerves and localized pain. To give our patients relief from pain or discomfort caused by spinal bone spurs, we offer many conservative approaches to manage the symptoms. However, if pain persists with ongoing treatment, we do offer outpatient endoscopic laminectomy to remove thickened ligaments and bone spurs with our “band-aid back surgery.”
While you cannot stop aging and degeneration in the spine, you do have options to limit the pain, discomfort and impact on mobility. Our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute offers effective treatment options for spondylosis and spinal bone spurs – contact us today to schedule your exam and consultation.