Spondylosis (plural: spondyloses) is used as a broad descriptive term referring to degeneration of the spinal column from any cause; it is usually further qualified by the part of the spine affected, e.g. cervical spondylosis.

History and etymology

It derives from the Ancient Greek word σπόνδυλος (spóndylos) meaning "a vertebra".

See also

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rID: 57644
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Degenerative changes in the spine
  • Spondyloses

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