Degenerative disease

Degenerative spine conditions involve the gradual loss of normal structure and function of the spine.

The spine is made up of a complex series of muscles, vertebrae, ligaments articular surfaces, cartilage and intervertebral discs — components that can deteriorate over time. 

The degeneration is usually caused by aging, but may also be the result of tumors, infections or arthritis.

Some examples of the most common degenerative spine conditions are:

  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Degenerative scoliosis
  • Spondylosis

In general, possible symptoms of a degenerative spine are:

  • Spinal deformity
  • Limited motion
  • Pain (sharp or chronic; with movement or at rest)
  • Nerve injuries

Possible related devices:

(This mention is purely informative and according to the manufacturer's instructions. It should always be subjected to a proper diagnosis and medical decision.)