Spondylosis is a term employed for vertebral disease. It is rarely used on its own, and has several different forms for different conditions, such as spondylitis, an inflammation of the vertebra; spondylosis, where a vertebra is insufficiently dense or calcified; this last sometimes leading to spondylolisthesis
, a displacement of part of the spinal column. Spondylosis is sometimes the term used to describe ankylosing spondylitis
, a disease commonly affecting young men that manifests as an inflammation of the vertebral joints (of the spinal column) and the joints at the back of the pelvis
, inducing intermittent periods of pain.
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