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Thoracic Spondylosis

Spondylosis refers to nonspecific, degenerative changes in the spine. This degeneration can manifest in a myriad of ways; such as disc dehydration, loss of disc height, joint hypertrophy, and osteophyte formation (bone spurs). These changes can result in narrowing of the neural foramen (the path where the nerve root exits the spinal canal). This can lead to compression of the nerve roots. The compression can further cause radicular symptoms; such as shooting pain, numbness, and tingling. Other degenerative changes can result in narrowing of the spinal canal. If the spinal canal becomes too narrow, the spinal cord can become compressed, causing myelopathy.

The causes and pathophysiology of spondylosis have not been clearly defined. However, most theories point toward aging and chronic mechanical stress being the causative factors. Simply put, it is the wear and tear of our spine as we get older.

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Thoracic Laminectomy
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Body Replacement


Total Disc Replacement

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