Spondylosis is a spinal condition that involves stress fractures that develop in children and young adults. This particular condition is often seen in athletes. Even middle and high school sports can create and exacerbate this condition, especially when the child or young adult focuses on one sport only. This focus can mean that the same injuries occur repeatedly.
We’re seeing an increase in patients with spondylosis, so it has become a focus here at Nebraska Spine Hospital. We are experts in making a quick and accurate diagnosis, so that we can get the patient on their road to recovery as soon as possible.
For one doctor at Nebraska Spine Hospital, spondylosis actually had a huge impact on his life, his career and his family.
“I went through this at age 19, and unfortunately also have two of my children with this condition. It’s an interest of mine that I have given credit to of getting me into orthopedic surgery and into particularly spinal surgery as a motivation, and a portion of my career that has been devoted to this has been very high.”
This condition can affect all parts of the spine including the neck, lower and middle back. The good news is that the treatment of this particular spinal condition is conservative. The largest part of treatment is actually patient education.
The doctors at Nebraska Spine Hospital will instruct the patient on lifestyle changes. These modifications, along with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy are extremely effective in managing spondylosis. The doctor may also suggest alternative therapies like chiropractic, massage or yoga. Very rarely will a spondylosis patient require surgery.