Spondylosis


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Spondylosis

 

a chronic degenerative disease of man affecting the intervertebral joints. With spondylosis, primary changes develop in an intervertebral disk, causing the disk to lose elasticity and flexibility and to become less capable of absorbing shocks. The resulting deformity of the vertebral bodies (with spinous processes on their edges) produces pain, usually because the root of a spinal nerve is compressed by part of an intervertebral disk and the mobility of the affected segment of the spine is limited. The causes of spondylosis are the same as those of spondylarthrosis, and diagnostic and treatment methods are identical.

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The letter stated: "Mr Smith has multiple well-established and formally diagnosed medical problems, primarily chronic onstructive pulmonary disease, cervical spondylosis, osteoarthritis of the knee and benign prostatic hypertrophy with a history of chronic urinary retention.
'The clear fact, as evidenced by his MRI report, is that Chief Olisa Metuh has severe spondylosis with disc herniations, cord and nerve root compressions in his Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbosacral spine.
Kang, A Full Strategy for the Rescue of Cervical Spondylosis, Jilin Science and Technology Press, Changchun, China, 2008.
Respiratory compromise is a known complication of acute cervical spinal cord injury but rarely is it considered in less acute settings such as in cases of degenerative cervical spondylosis.
(2013) did a study to check out cardiovascular response and negative effects of cervical traction application in sitting and in supine position; and also to compare the effectiveness of traction application in both sitting and supine position on pain and mobility of neck in patients with cervical Spondylosis.19 Out of twenty four patients, 9 patients of supine traction group and 15 patients of sitting traction group experienced adverse effects mostly cervical muscle tenderness.
The ex-bank worker is now housebound much of the time due to health problems including arthritis, lymphedema, cervical spondylosis and bladder issues.
During winters, people with cervical spondylosis face really tough days, though this is a disorder in the neck that nags throughout life, if left to worsen.
At Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai, he was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease with lumbo sacral spondylosis, benign prostatic hypertrophy.
Cervical spondylosis is a common condition, occurring as a result of age-related wear and tear.
I was at the time virtually housebound with spondylosis of the spine, so, in desperation, I tried and tested this treatment.
Users considered at risk for persistent use--more than one prescription over 3 years--were more likely than were nonusers to have these characteristics: spondylosis and other back problems (odds ratio, 5.3), substance-related and addictive disorders (OR, 4.6), sleep-wake disorders (OR, 2.2), depressive disorders (OR, 1.7), headaches (OR, 2.1), and anxiety disorders (OR, 1.5.) The P values for all of those characteristics were less than .001.
Users considered at risk for persistent use --more than one prescription over 3 years--were more likely than were nonusers to have these characteristics: spondylosis and other back problems (odds ratio, 5.3), substance-related and addictive disorders (OR, 4.6), sleep-wake disorders (OR, 2.2), depressive disorders (OR, 1.7), headaches (OR, 2.1), and anxiety disorders (OR, 1.5).