Specializing in Canine and Feline Neurology and Neurosurgery for over 35 years

spondylosis deformans

Noninflammatory condition associated with degeneration of the annulus fibrosus of the intervertebral disk leading to the formation of bony spurs and bridges at the intervertebral spaces along the ventral spine.  The ossification is frequently present in the caudal thoracic and caudal lumbar vertebrae.  Spondlylosis does not cause degeneration of the center (nucleus pulposus) of the disk or disk protrusion and rarely causes any neurological signs; occasionally it can cause spinal pain.

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Related Words

annulus fibrosus ; caudal ; degeneration ; inflammation ; intervertebral disk ; lumbar ; spine ; thorax ; vertebra