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Spondylosis

Spondylosis is spine pain and degeneration not a medical diagnosis. Our experts use customized treatment plans to decrease inflammation and pain.
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What is Spondylosis?

Our Board Certified Spine Specialists use tactics to find the cause of spondylosis, which includes osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease. We create a customized treatment plan with non-surgical options such as NSAIDs, physical therapy, bracing, injections, and activity modification. Severe cases may require minimally invasive spine surgery performed by our Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons using advanced techniques to reduce pain and recovery time. Contact us to schedule an appointment.


Spondylosis is a descriptive term for spine pain and spine degeneration, but spondylosis is not a formal medical diagnosis. If a patient experiences spondylosis, one of our experts will use a variety of tactics to find out exactly what is causing it. The three primary causes are:

  • Osteoarthritis. The vertebral bones and soft tissues wear and tear because of overuse and age.
  • Spinal stenosis. The spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal nerve roots.
  • Degenerative disc disease. The intervertebral discs between adjacent vertebrae degenerate.

A medical history review and physical examination are performed. Medical imaging studies are ordered and analyzed and an accurate diagnosis is made and a customized treatment plan is created. Symptoms quickly improve. Patients return to a normal, pain-free life.

How is Spondylosis Treated?

A customized treatment plan usually includes several treatment options. Nonsurgical options include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Oral medications decrease inflammation and pain.
  • Physical therapy. Exercises strengthen and stretch the muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the spine. Pressure is taken off the vertebrae.
  • Bracing. A removable brace evenly distributes weight placed on the spine.
  • Injections. An injection of steroid and numbing medications quickly decreases inflammation and pain.
  • Activity modification. A plan to modify, slow down or stop activities that cause pain.

Nonsurgical treatment options effectively treat the majority of cases of spondylosis. If spondylosis is caused by severe osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, or degenerative disc disease, our Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons may recommend minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS). MISS surgery patients experience less postoperative pain and have a shorter recovery than traditional open incision spine surgery patients.

Our experts are Fellowship Trained and Board Certified and among New Jersey’s most experienced leaders in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

To schedule your appointment with one of our Board Certified Spine Specialists, visit our contact page.

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Patients deserve personalized, outcome-driven care provided by physicians who genuinely care about them. As medicine has become more corporate and transactional, OrthoNJ prioritizes exceptional doctor/patient relationships. This is why we say we have The Power to Put Patients First.

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Patients deserve personalized, outcome-driven care provided by physicians who genuinely care about them. As medicine has become more corporate and transactional, OrthoNJ prioritizes exceptional doctor/patient relationships. This is why we say we have The Power to Put Patients First.

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