Derived from the Greek word for vertebrae, spondylosis is a degenerative disease that can lead to the loss of normal spine structure while simultaneously impeding its function. Spondylosis can target any part of the spine. But when multiple levels of the spine begin exhibiting painful symptoms, a patient may suffer from multilevel spondylosis. If you suspect that you’re suffering from multilevel spondylosis, connect with a trusted spine surgeon for a thorough evaluation to prevent further damage.

Common Multilevel Spondylosis Symptoms

Due to the condition’s complex nature, symptoms relating to multilevel spondylosis differ from patient to patient. More specifically, symptoms differ depending on the location and severity of spinal degeneration.

While many patients with this spinal condition don’t always exhibit from any symptoms, the telltale signs of multilevel spondylosis include neck pain and back pain. Other symptoms include a tingling or numb sensation in the affected area, fatigue, stiffness or muscle weakness, and severe pain. Many factors may trigger multilevel spondylosis such as cumulative wear and tear of life, poor lifestyle habits, genetics, obesity, and high impact sports.

Types of Multilevel Spondylosis

In essence, spondylosis is a general term describing any type of spinal degeneration.
This can be from a variety of problems ranging from bone spurs, degenerative disc, facet joint syndrome, and osteoarthritis. For instance, multilevel spondylosis may cause a disc to slip in your lumbar spine, thereby pinching your sciatic and cause sciatica. Since multilevel spondylosis can affect multiple areas of the spine, each spinal section experiences the condition differently.

  • Lumbar Spondylosis: This is the most prevalent diagnosis for multilevel spondylosis because this area of the spine receives the most wear and tear, and subjected to the majority of the body’s weight.
  • Cervical Spondylosis: Occurring in the neck area, many folks above the age of 50 tend to experience this condition.
  • Thoracic Spondylosis: While less prevalent, doctors sometimes fail to properly diagnose this condition, often confusing it with cardiovascular issues due to patients experiencing pain in and around the chest region.

Treatments for Multilevel Spondylosis

Physical therapy and pain medication are often used to treat spondylosis symptoms. But in severe cases, spinal surgery may be the optimal choice for recovery. Today in appropriately selected patients, minimally invasive surgery, such as endoscopic procedures and possibly even laser spinal surgery, may provide safe and effective alternative therapies for spondylosis and other spinal problems.

Don’t suffer in silence from chronic back pain any longer when relief is a simple phone call away. If you suspect you’re suffering neck or back pain from multilevel spondylosis, contact the experts at New Jersey Spine Specialists for a consultation today! NJSS welcomes patients living in Morristown, NJ and the surrounding areas including Brookside, New Vernon, Madison, and Monroe, NJ. Call us at (908) 608-9619 today!

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