Sep 19, 2013 | Spinal Health

Spondylosis refers to a degenerative condition of the spine, generally due to either aging or injury. Spondylosis occurs when the end plates of the bones start to change. This is normally due to weakening of the disc, which is the cushion between the bones. As the disc softens and becomes more squishy, pressure is exerted through the bone which changes the bone. And you often hear the term “bone spurs,” which many patients think is very painful. It’s actually more of the pain, oftentimes, is coming from the disc as the disc degenerates. And so the term “spondylosis” would quite often go hand-in-hand with a patient with degenerative disc disease. You’re typically going to see one with the other.

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