Definitions for spondylosisˌspɒn dlˈoʊ sɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
spon•dy•lo•sisˌspɒn dlˈoʊ sɪs(n.)
immobility and fusion of vertebral joints.
Origin of spondylosis:
1895–1900; < Gk spóndyl(os) vertebra + -osis
A degenerative disease in which the vertebral joints of the spine become stiff and then fused.
Spondylosis is a term referring to degenerative osteoarthritis of the joints between the centre of the spinal vertebrae and/or neural foraminae. If this condition occurs in the zygapophysial joints, it can be considered facet syndrome. If severe, it may cause pressure on nerve roots with subsequent sensory and/or motor disturbances, such as pain, paresthesia, or muscle weakness in the limbs. When the space between two adjacent vertebrae narrows, compression of a nerve root emerging from the spinal cord may result in radiculopathy. Less commonly, direct pressure on the spinal cord may result in myelopathy, characterized by global weakness, gait dysfunction, loss of balance, and loss of bowel and/or bladder control. The patient may experience a phenomenon of shocks in hands and legs because of nerve compression and lack of blood flow. If vertebrae of the neck are involved it is labelled cervical spondylosis. Lower back spondylosis is labeled lumbar spondylosis.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A degenerative spinal disease that can involve any part of the VERTEBRA, the INTERVERTEBRAL DISK, and the surrounding soft tissue.
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