Your spine naturally grows weaker as you age, and this natural spine degeneration is known as spondylosis.
Different parts of your spine may grow weaker. Cartilage, the gel-like substances between bones, may become thinner, causing bones to grind against each other. Parts of the disks that cushion the spine bones may also grow weak or less flexible.
You may have spondylosis for a long time without any noticeable symptoms. In fact, you may not experience any symptoms at all unless the condition leads to arthritis of the spine, herniated discs, or other spine problems.
Some people with spondylosis experience no symptoms at all. Others will experience symptoms such as:
These symptoms may come and go, and they can be severe or minor in intensity. If your symptoms disrupt your daily life, then you should seek treatment at The Spine Care Center.
When you come to The Spine Care Center to diagnose the cause of your back pain, your doctor will first ask you about your pain, when it occurs, and what makes it worse or better. They’ll also perform a physical exam. They may press on your back or ask you to perform simple exercises. Your doctor may also order X-rays, CT scans, or MRI images of your back. These images help our spine doctors pinpoint problems like arthritis, bone spurs, or other issues.
The highly skilled team of spine physicians at The Spine Care Center uses a patient-centered approach to ensure that you have an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. They have helped thousands of patients from across the Washington, D.C. area find long-term back pain relief.
Our experienced physicians are dedicated to helping you avoid surgery whenever possible. Most of our patients find pain relief without spine surgery. We’ll begin your care with safe, nonsurgical treatments such as:
If your pain gets worse, or if you experience other symptoms that negatively affect your quality of life, you can discuss spine surgery with your team. Our expert spine surgeon offers dozens of minimally invasive treatment options that help you find relief with a low complication risk and reduced recovery time.
With customized treatment, you can regain back function and find relief from pain. Call The Spine Care Center in Manassas today at (703) 257-2266 or request an appointment online to start your journey to a healthier back.