The specialized spine doctors at UT Southwestern Spine Center are dedicated to helping patients overcome spine problems, providing comprehensive care and access to the latest and most effective treatments.
At UT Southwestern Medical Center, our Spine Center offers patients the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies and techniques for spondylosis, including specialized spine imaging.
Our multidisciplinary approach gives patients access to neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, pain management specialists, and physiatrists with one call. We strive to coordinate, facilitate, and expedite patient care, saving our patients time.
Spondylosis is a condition in which there is abnormal wear on the spine’s vertebrae and the discs between them.
Cervical spondylosis occurs in the neck and is a common cause of chronic neck pain. Thoracic spondylosis and lumbar spondylosis occur in the middle and lower back, respectively.
If we suspect spondylosis, we’ll conduct a physical examination. Spine imaging studies used to diagnose spondylosis can include:
- Bone scans
- Computed tomography (CT) scan
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nerve conduction studies to measure electrical activity generated by muscles and nerves
Treatment for spondylosis depends on the severity and location of the problem and can include:
- Anti-inflammation drugs
- Cortisone injections
- Physical therapy
Research and Clinical Trials
UT Southwestern conducts clinical trials aimed at improving the treatment of spine conditions like spondylosis. Talk with our doctors to see if a clinical trial is available.
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