What is Spondylosis?

Spondylosis refers to degenerative changes in the spine. Constant wear and tear of the discs and cartilage of the spine can lead to spondylosis. The neck and low back can be affected causing neck or low back pain.

What are the symptoms of Spondylosis?

  • Neck and back pain
  • Stiffness in neck or low back, limited mobility

How is Spondylosis diagnosed?

Imaging tests are done with ultrasound or CT scan to check the degree of curvature of the spine and check for related underlying medical conditions.

Reviewed by Dr. Mohd Mashfiqul Arafin Siddiqui (Dr. Mash), Senior Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon, The Orthopaedic Centre, Farrer Park Hospital

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