As we age, spinal degeneration is almost inevitable, but when pain from spondylosis occurs it can make the degeneration unbearable. With age, the bones and ligaments in the spine wear, leading to bone spurs also known as osteoarthritis. Also, the intervertebral discs (such as those in the lower back) weaken, which can lead to disc herniation. Acute low back pain is manageable, but when it becomes chronic, other treatment methods need to be explored. This is why it’s important to visit Dr. Kent Carlomagno so he can properly diagnose you and develop a proper treatment plan.
Spondylosis is a degenerative spinal disorder that can label itself, “arthritis of the spine.” It can affect all regions of the spine but is common in the lower back and neck region near the sacroiliac joint. This disorder may develop as years of overusing the joints, ligaments and intervertebral discs go by. In some people, spondylosis causes back and neck pain due to nerve compression of the disc that has moved out of place. This pain can become chronic and cause muscle spasms, and trigger points. Dr. Kent Carlomagno may diagnose this condition with X-rays and explore non-invasive treatment options.