Saturday, 28 April 2012

Lumbar Spine Arthritis or Spondylosis

     The most common type of arthritis to occur in the spine is osteoarthritis. Another name of Osteoarthritis is degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis of the spine is a breakdown of cartilage in the area of the neck and lower back. The wear and tear of osteoarthritis cause pressure on the nerves extending from the spinal column. This induces weakness and pain in the arms or legs. Osteoarthritis may also cause bone spurs to form in the spinal area. Osteoarthritis of the spine is sometimes called spinal spondylosis if the damage affects the facet joint and the discs in the spine.

     The following problems may lead to spine arthritis,
         Joint injury or trauma 
         Cartilage defect  
Arthritis spine symptoms

cause stiffness or pain in the neck or back pain
cause weakness or numbness in the legs or arms
spinal stenosis
A crunching feeling or sound of bone rubbing on bone
Spinal deformity

Arthritis of the spine treatment    

Treatment of spine arthritis depends on the symptoms. Some of the treatments for arthritis of spine include:
Physical Therapy
Weight Loss
Anti-Inflammatory Medications
Ice & Heat Applications
Chiropractic Treatment
Alternative treatments include acupuncture, massage, magnet therapy, natural remedies, and others.
Epidural Injections
Spinal Fusion Surgery


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