What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Spondylosis

Spondylosis is osteoarthritis

It is identifiable by x-ray, which

Massage is indicated for spondy-

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of the spine.

shows a characteristic thickening

losis, with caution. Muscle splint-

 

 

of the affected vertebral bodies,

ing, which protects the joints

 

 

facets, and ligamentum flava.

against movement that may be

 

 

Symptoms will be present if pres-

dangerous, is often a feature of

 

 

sure is exerted on nerve roots.

this condition; massage thera-

 

 

These will include pain, numbness,

pists should not interfere with