Symptoms of a Spondylotic Spine
A majority of the spondylotic patients live a healthy active life without pain or discomfort. Lumbar spondylosis is usually present in more than 35% of people who show no symptoms. Cervical spondylosis is present in over 85% of adults over the age of 60. However, for some, it can be quite painful. Pain with spondylotic changes in the neck or low back is the results or damaged or irritated nerves. Nerve compression is often a result of bone spurs, bulging discs or the facet joints. Slipped disc, bone spur or facet (spinal joint) damage can narrow of holes where nerve roots exit. Narrowing of these small opening for nerve leads to nerve compression or impingement.
A pinched nerve in the neck could result in neck pain, shoulder pain or a headache. Compressed or pinched nerves lead to numbness or tingling sensations in the upper back or upper extremities (shoulders, arms, wrists, hands, and fingers). However, if the impingement is in the low back, the pain and symptoms associated with the pinched nerves involve the lower back, buttocks, thighs, legs, feet, and toes.
Even when the bulging discs are not large enough to result in a nerve pinch, they could result in local inflammatory reactions. Inflammation of spinal joints and soft tissues (spinal discs, muscles, and ligaments) cause the nerves to be more sensitive, resulting in pain. Besides, disc herniation or bulges can push the ligaments in your spine and result in pain. If bone spurs form in your spine, they could result in pain as well as loss of motion. Bones spur that projects from spinal bones or spinal joints pinch or compress the spinal cord or nerves. Regardless of the source, nerve impingements from spondylosis cause discomfort, stiffness, pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling into the arms or legs.
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