Can spondylosis be reversed?
Conservative spondylosis treatment options can often effectively address mild cases of the condition. A conservative treatment is any form of therapy that does not involve surgery. While this spondylosis treatment won't reverse the condition, it can slow spinal degeneration down and prevent it from worsening.
Spondylosis changes in the spine are frequently referred to as osteoarthritis. For example, the phrase "spondylosis of the lumbar spine" means degenerative changes such as osteoarthritis of the vertebral joints and degenerating intervertebral discs (degenerative disc disease) in the low back.
- Arthrosis is another name for OA, one type of arthritis. It's the most common type of arthritis, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. It's caused by normal wear and tear on your joints and cartilage. Arthrosis can affect any joint in your body.
- Spondylosis affects the spine's joints; the facet joints in the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid back), and/or lumbar (low back) spine. Fortunately, most people with spinal osteoarthritis do not need surgery. Acupuncture is a popular treatment used to help alleviate back and neck pain.
- Spondylosis is a medical term used to describe the natural aging and gradual deterioration process of the spine. Spondylosis is usually caused by the development of arthritis in the spine, which causes the discs and vertebrae to gradually wear down over time.
Updated: 3rd December 2019