Six alternative treatments for spondylosis

If you have been diagnosed with spondylosis, your physician probably recommended that you try conservative treatment for a few weeks to relieve the pain associated with your condition. Spondylosis is a broad term used to describe degeneration of the spine as a result of the natural aging process. Some doctors use this term to specifically refer to spinal osteoarthritis, while others use it as a sort of catch-all phrase to encompass a number of different degenerative spine conditions, including degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis.

There are a number of conservative spondylosis treatment options that have proven beneficial to patients with this diagnosis. These include nutritional and weight management, therapeutic massage, physical therapy, over-the-counter pain medication and hot and cold compression therapy. There are also alternative treatment methods that, while not considered conventional medical practices, have provided relief from symptoms for some patients. These alternative treatments include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Massage
  • Herbal supplements
  • Chiropractic manipulation

If you have tried conservative or alternative treatments for several weeks and have not experienced relief from your symptoms, your physician may recommend that you have spine surgery. If this is the case, you may be interested in learning more about the minimally invasive spine surgery performed at Laser Spine Institute. Our outpatient procedures are a safer and effective alternative to traditional open back procedures, and many patients are up and walking within a few hours of surgery.^

To learn more about the minimally invasive procedures we use to treat spondylosis, contact Laser Spine Institute today. We would be happy to provide you with a free MRI review* to help determine if you are a candidate for our outpatient surgeries.