Spondylosis Treatment

Spondylosis is Characterized by degenerative changes of the intervertebral joint between the disc and body.

  • Onset of age 30 years onward usually after 45 years. Chances of disease in female is > male.


Pre-Disposing Factors

  • Trauma
  • Poor posture
  • Occupational (stress typist, coal miner, labourer, drivers.)
  • Obesity.
  • Pathological changes.
  • Hereditary and congenital factors.


Common Sites Of Occurrence

  • Cervical  C4 – T1
  • Thorasic T4 – T6
  • Lumber L2 – L5


Clinical Features
    1. Cervical Spine
      • Pain – headache (Upper cervical segments), neck pain (Middle cervical segments), Shoulder girdle pain, shoulder pain lower due to impingement of nerve.


    1. Lumber Spine
      • Pain around sacrum between S1 and S2 one or both the buttocks, lateral aspect of one or both legs, central pain, L4 –L5.
      • Nature of pain – Pins and needles.
      • Muscle spasm – upper cervical trapezius and levator scapulae, qudratus lumborum, erector spinae, hip flexors or hamstring.


Physiotherapy Measures
      • To relieve pain.
      • Restoration of movements
      • Strengthening exercises.
      • Education of posture
      • Analysis of precipitating factor to decrease recurrences.