Definition of Spondylosis

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

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.


The term arthritis refers to stiffness in the joints. See Answer

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