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Definition of Spondylosis

Spondylosis: Degeneration of the disc spaces between the vertebrae. Spondylosis is common with aging and affects virtually everyone to some degree after the age of 60 years. When severe, it can cause local pain and decreased range of motion of the spine, requiring pain and/or anti-inflammatory medications.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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