Arthritis in the back, also known as spinal arthritis, is a common spine condition where the cartilage in the spine that protects the facet joints wear down due to degeneration. This causes the joints to grind against each other, leading to the formation of bone spurs in the spine. If these bony protrusions compress a nerve, they can narrow the spinal column and cause you to experience inflammation, joint pain with movements, reduced flexibility, numbness, weakness and tingling. To learn about the treatments available for arthritis of the spine, read the following article.
Conservative arthritis of the spine treatments
Arthritis of the spine is typically first treated through conservative means, depending on the severity of your condition as well as your overall health. You may begin to experience some relief through a combination of the following arthritis of the spine treatment methods:
- Chiropractic care
- Physical therapy
- Traction therapy
- Low-impact exercise
- Steroid injections
- Pain medication
- Hot and cold therapy
However, if you do not experience adequate relief from your symptoms after several weeks or months, you may need to consider surgical intervention. As you research the types of surgery available to you, we encourage you to contact USA Spine Care to learn about the advantages of our minimally invasive outpatient surgery.
Surgical arthritis of the spine treatments
At USA Spine Care, we have helped thousands of patients find lasting relief from their chronic pain and discomfort, setting us apart as the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery. Our surgical arthritis of the spine treatment offers a safer and effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery^ through the use of our muscle-sparing techniques.
To treat your condition, our board-certified+ surgeons are able to use a less than 1-inch incision remove part of the damaged disc or vertebra in order to decompress the nerve root. If your condition requires stabilization, a small incision will be used to remove all of the damaged disc or vertebra and an implant will be inserted into the empty disc space.
Find out if you are a potential candidate for our arthritis of the spine treatment today by reaching out to our dedicated team and asking for a free MRI review.* We are here to help you reclaim your quality of life from this debilitating spine condition.