What Exactly is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a very common condition that is nonetheless poorly understood. Over 50 million adults suffer from arthritis of some kind. While there are around 100 kinds of arthritis, the most common ones include rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. While rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that can affect any joint in the body, osteoarthritis most […]
How Does Arthritis Affect the Spine?
Arthritis can affect any joint in the body. Experts say that 90% of US adults experience some form of arthritis. With its many joints and its central role in supporting the body, the spine is a common area for osteoarthritis. What is osteoarthritis? This is the most common type of arthritis. It […]
Treatment Options for Arthritis of the Spine
Back pain from arthritis of the spine can interfere with your quality of life. In severe cases, it can keep you from sitting for extended periods of time, walking, climbing stairs or engaging in other parts of daily life. Thankfully, between self-care and professional treatments, arthritis pain can often be effectively managed. Managing Arthritis Pain […]
What are the symptoms of spine arthritis?
Sometimes people with different conditions will experience similar back pain symptoms. However, there are some that are specific to arthritis of the spine. The most common type of arthritis suffered by adults is osteoarthritis, followed by rheumatoid. We work with you to properly diagnose your back pain problem so that you can get the right […]
How Is Arthritis in the Spine Diagnosed?
Sometimes it can be difficult to track down the source of lower back pain. Many conditions have similar symptoms. Because of this, our doctors will go through a series of specific steps to determine the cause of your pain and the best course of treatment to find you relief. There are around 100 types of […]
What causes spinal arthritis?
Osteoarthritis is caused by a gradual breakdown of the cartilage in the facet joints in your spine. Over time, as this tissue wears, the affected areas can become stiff and inflamed. While the exact causes of osteoarthritis are unknown, a number of risk factors have been identified. Any of the following can contribute to your […]