a condition of the spine involving a degenerative process.
Abnormal vertebrael fixation or immobility.
A degenerative disease of the spine, which is usually equated with the normal aging process. Bone spurs are seen on x-ray (osteophytes). On MRI, there is decreased disc height, as well as decreased hydration (loss of water) of the intervertebral discs. It is thought that disc degeneration with microtrauma occurring to the intervertebral disc also occurs.
Arthritis of the spine. This may be due to degenerative disease or “wear and tear” of the vertebral bones.
A degenerative disease (usually referred to as Osteoarthritis) of the spinal column, especially one leading to fusion and immobilization of the vertebral and leading to spinal stenosis without correct intervention. It occures in essentially the entire aging population
A general term for degenerative spinal changes due to osteoarthritis
Narrowing of the spinal column resulting in reduction of the spaces between the vertebrae which may cause compression of the nerve roots.
Degenerative disease of both the disc and the zygapophyseal joint.
(spinal osteoarthritis) is a degenerative disorder that may cause loss of normal spinal structure and function. Although aging is the primary cause, the location and rate of degeneration is individual. The degenerative process of spondylosis may impact the cervical, thoracic, and/or lumbar regions of the spine affecting the intervertebral discs and facet joints.
degenerative processes that affect the intervertebral disc
A condition of the spine where the disc have narrowed and osteophytes have formed at the junction of the disc and vertebra. This can lead to stiffness and eventually fixation of the joint. Thoracic The region of the spine between the neck and the lumbar vertebrae. The ribs connect with the 12 thoracic vertebrae.
A type of degenerative disease of the spine whose most obvious pathologic and radiographic finding is the presence of osteophytes (e.g. bone spurs), especially along the anterior and lateral aspects of the vertebral column. [See: Fluoride & Spondylosis/Spondylitis
a spinal condition resulting from degeneration of the intervertebral discs in the spine causing narrowing of the space occupied by the disc and the presence of bone spurs.
Smooth new bone production between vertebral bodies at the intervertebral disc spaces. The new bone production can vary in extent from formation of small bone spurs to complete bridging of adjacent vertebral bodies. Spondylosis may occur secondary to spinal instability but often it is of unknown cause and clinically insignificant. A familial basis for its development has been reported.
Fancy name for disc bulging or mild herniation that has been present for a long time so that the spine vertebrae form reactive bone spurs which are easily seen on regular X-rays. Everyone gets this as we get older and it usually is not particularly symptomatic.
Ankylosis of the vertebra; often applied nonspecifically to any lesion of the spine of a degenerative nature. Bony replacement of ligaments around the disc spaces of the spine, associated with decreased mobility and eventual fusion; marginal osteophyte.
Non-inflammatory degenerative (wear and tear) disease of the spinal column as we get older, such as degenerative disc disease steroids see corticosteroids.
Degenrative processes which affect the intervertebral disc. Most commonly, the major change is that of osteophytosis, the formation of bony spurs along the junction of the vertebral bodies and the corresponding intervertebral discs.
a degenerative process of the cervical spine that causes narrowing of the spinal canal and neural foramina, and produces compression of the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Degenerative condition that involves two facet joints and an intervertebral disc in the lumbar spine, caused by osteoarthritis. It can be started by the failure of the disc. As the disc volume decreases, the facets become involved, and abnormal motion comes into play. When an osteophyte forms, the condition is then called spondylosis.
bone spurs along the margin of the disc
Abnormal vertebral fixation or immobility.
A condition of the spine where the discs have narrowed and extra bone grows between disc and vertebrae.
Degenerative bone changes in the spine usually most marked at the vertebral joints
Abnormal immobility and fixation of vertebral joints.