What You May Be Feeling
Bladder Control Issues or Pain
Symptoms of Spondylosis
Much of the time, there are no symptoms. But when patients do have symptoms, they usually include neck pain and stiffness. If the spondylosis is causing pressure or pinching on the spinal cord nerves, then other symptoms may appear. Numbness, weakness, or tingling in the arms, legs and hands or feet; difficulty standing or walking and loss of control of the bladder or bowels are some the symptoms that may indicate that it’s time to schedule an appointment with your doctor.
Potential Treatment Options
A laminectomy is a very common procedure that removes a portion of what is known as a the lamina in order to create space in the area affected by the bulging disc. Learn More.
A laminotomy is a spinal decompression surgery where only a very small portion of the lamina is removed to remove pressure on the nerves and spinal cord to relieve pain. Learn More.
During a lumbar fusion the damaged disc is removed from the lower back (lumbar spine), and the two vertebrae are fused together with a reinforced implant to create more support. Learn More.
Also known as an RFA, this procedure uses high-energy radio frequency to ablate the troubled nerve, essentially eliminating the source of pain. Learn More.
NSAIDs (over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen or naproxen)
Prescription pain medications
Antidepressants (some have been shown to relieve spondylosis symptoms)
Daily walks or other moderate exercises
Ice or heat