Spinal problems -spondylosis
Spondylosis is wearing out or osteoarthritis of the spine. We all develop spondylosis at some stage in life. The real question is to what degree and at what age? The effects of spondylosis are stiffening of the spine, with weakening and shortening of the surrounding muscles. The spine becomes stiff and then it is vulnerable to being strained. Sudden onset 'strain' is frequently what prompts patients to seek our help.
Spondylosis in its early to moderate stages can be treated by Osteopathic manipulation and Andrew Gilmour frequently undertakes this. Combined with joint stretching and massage techniques this can be very effective.
Advanced and symptomatic spondylosis may need X-ray or MRI scan investigation and the opinion of a Spinal surgeon in order to explore further treatment options.