Spondylosis and Spinal Degeneration

Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment 

Spinal Spondylosis is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily causes pain and inflammation of the joints between the vertebrae of the spine. Spondylosis may also cause inflammation and pain in other parts of the body. Spondylosis or Spinal Degeneration refers to degenerative changes in the spine such as bone spurs and degenerating intervertebral discs causing pain and inflammation of the joints between the vertebrae of the spine. It can occur in the cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (upper and mid-back), or lumbar spine (low back). Lumbar spondylosis and cervical spondylosis are the most common. Thoracic spondylosis frequently does not cause symptoms. Lumbosacral spondylosis is spondylosis which affects both the lumbar spine and the sacral spine (below the lumbar spine, in the midline between the buttocks). Multilevel spondylosis means that these changes affect multiple vertebrae in the spine.

Causes of Spondylosis or Spinal Degeneration

Spondylosis or Spinal Degeneration is an age-related phenomenon. With age, the bones and ligaments in the spine wear and tear, leading the spine more prone to deviate from its natural position and to bone spurs formation. Along with vertebral bones and ligaments, the intervertebral discs also degenerate and weaken, which can lead to spinal asymmetry and cause disc herniation and bulging discs. It is common condition and most cases are first reported between the ages of 20 and 50. Over 80% of people over the age of 40 years have evidence of Spondylosis or Spinal Degeneration on X-rays. The disease has some genetic predisposition as well.

Signs of Potential Concern

Early signs and symptoms of Spondylosis or Spinal Degeneration may include:

  • Chronic pain in the neck or lower back and hips, especially in the morning and after periods of inactivity
  • Stiffness in the lower back or hip area

As the condition progresses, one may experience inflammation and pain in other parts of the body:

  • The area where tendons and ligaments attached to bones
  • Joints between the ribs and spine
  • Joints in the hips, shoulders, knees and feet.

In advanced stages, the following signs and symptoms may develop:

  • Restricted expansion of the chest
  • Chronic stooping
  • Stiff, inflexible spine
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Eye inflammation (uveitis)
  • Bowel inflammation

Diagnosis of Spondylosis or Spinal Degeneration 

The diagnosis of Spondylosis or Spinal Degeneration is made by detail history, thorough physical assessment and spine X-rays. Other radiology tests such as plain film X-rays, MRI, or CT scans can also help in diagnosing the disease. X-rays show bone spurs on vertebral bodies of the spine, thickening of facet joints (the joints that connect the vertebrae to one another), and narrowing of the intervertebral disc spaces. CT scans of the spine are able to visualize the spine in greater detail and can diagnose narrowing of the spinal canal (Spinal Stenosis) if present. MRI scans show the greatest detail in the spine, and are used to visualize the vertebrae, the facet joints, the nerves, and the ligaments in the spine and can reliably diagnose the disease.

KKT Treatment

KKT treatment offers highly effective non-invasive medical technology for treating and managing Spondylosis or Spinal Degeneration. KKT spinal care restores the body’s structural and neurological balance that has been affected by the disease. This restoration reactivates the transmission of healing messages from the brain to the affected part of the body and vice versa. As a result, natural healing processes can begin giving you back your optimal levels of health and well being.

The scientifically proven KKT technology in addition of alleviating pain and discomforts of the patients caused by the disease, educates patients on healthy life style including proper diet and hydration, appropriate sleep and correct home and work ergonomics and also provides them and their family with emotional, physical and spiritual support throughout the treatment plan.

If you are feeling any of these symptoms. it is important that you schedule an appointment with one of our KKT Specialists right away. Please remember that one of the biggest factor in the progression of your pain is how quickly you receive treatment. Therefore, do not delay in contacting us.

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TESTIMONIAL

Every morning and evening as well as whenever I did any physical activities, my joints would hurt. I could no longer keep taking pain medication as it had resulted in severe stomach and intestinal bleeding. After KKT my body has turned completely around and I feel strong and in control again. My muscles, neck, back, legs and joints no longer hurt. Now I am only requiring a monthly visit to the KKT Centre to keep on top to things.

– Mr. Tony Parker.

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