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Spondylosis Treatment – Manchester

 

Spondylosis is a degenerative condition that tends to get worse as you age.

It is a condition that involves changes to the bones, discs and spinal joints.

It can be quite painful but is not normally considered to be “too serious” and is often just part of the ageing process. This pathology can affect the intervertebral discs and the spines facet joints.

 

Spondylosis Facts

  • Spondylosis is also known as spinal osteoarthritis
  • Can be found in any area of the spine:

    • Cervical (neck)
    • Thoracic (upper, mid back)
    • Lumbar (low back)
    • Lumbosacral (back/sacrum)
  • It is most common in the neck and lower back
  • Bone spurs can develop, which lead to pinching of the spinal nerve root causing pain and inflammation
  • Affects 75% of individuals over the age of 60.

 

Spondylosis Causes

  • Age >40 – Normal wear and tear
  • Genetics
  • Previous injury (e.g. Whiplash Associated Disorder)
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Poor posture
  • Lifestyle:

    • Smoking
    • Drugs & alcohol
    • Obesity
    • Nutrition
  • Lack of coordination and difficulty walking (if severe and pressing on spinal cord)

 

Spondylosis Symptoms

  • Pain (local and radiating)

    • Neck – radiates down to arm and hand
    • Lower back – Radiates down buttock, leg and foot (sciatica)
  • Stiffness mainly after lying/or sitting for long periods of time. Worse in the mornings.

    • Decreased range of motion.
  • Headaches (if cervical spondylosis)
  • Numbness or tingling sensation

 

How can Physiotherapy help and why choose us?

Seeking out physiotherapy is a must do when suffering from neck or back pain, especially when you are ageing and the pain is consuming your life.

At Total Restore Physiotherapy, we pride ourselves on our spinal knowledge and how to help those in need. Our therapists are very experienced and treat every patient as a new and individual case.

One of the main things we hope to help you with is decreasing your pain levels and getting you moving properly again.

What we can do for you:

  • Advice & education on your condition
  • Postural analysis
  • Pain relief with:

    • Manual therapy;

      • Mobilizations
      • Deep/Soft tissue release
    • Ultrasound;
    • Acupuncture;
    • Heat/cold therapy
  • Increase range of motion and strength

    • Individualised exercise program
  • Fall prevention
  • Prevention advice and programs for your condition to not worsen over time

Self-help advice:

  • Don’t stop, STAY active with regular low intensity exercise

    • Keep your neck and lower back moving
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Eat healthy – food rich in calcium and vitamin D
  • Take calcium supplements and Vitamin D tablets
  • Add Fish Oil tablets to your daily meals
  • STOP smoking
  • Reduce your alcohol intake
  • Use hot and cold treatments – Hot baths when feeling stiff and achy and cold packs when inflammation occurs
  • Change your pillow if your neck is hurting every morning
  • Avoid heavy lifting
  • Ask your partner or family member to massage your painful areas to reduce muscle spasms
  • Painkillers – only if necessary
  • Make an appointment with your physiotherapist!

 

Get In Touch

If you are suffering from spondylosis pain, and would like to make an appointment with one of our physiotherapists and get an treatment programme tailored to you, then call