Osteoarthritis

09/19/2011
 

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, which often affects the spinal joints. Osteoarthritis also derives from Greek with “Osteo” meaning bone and as previously mentioned “itis” meaning inflammation.  Most commonly, Osteoarthritis is known as Degenerative Disc Disease or Degenerative Arthritis.
 
This condition develops from daily wear and tear, with the cartilage of the joints becoming coarse. The cartilage begins to wear down and the lubricant within the joint begins to thin out. Both factors fail its owner of physical support, resulting in a great deal of pain, in addition to an assortment of other problems.

Why do I have Osteoarthritis?

There are many factors in the development of this condition that go beyond the provided list. Your spinal osteoarthritis may be caused from one of the following determinants, they include:

  • Aging

  • Genetics

  • Obesity

  • Repetitive Stress on the joints

  • Onset by secondary conditions

Spinal Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Not every arthritic patient suffers from pain, though pain and stiffness are the primary characteristics of this disease. This arthritic spine pain often peaks in the morning and includes spine stiffness with decreased flexibility.

Osteoarthritis Pain Relief

When osteoarthritis affects your spine, it can be very painful, but you don’t have to stand there and take it. Find pain relief in several of our safe, non-invasive treatments, including Class IV Laser Therapy and Physical Therapy.

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