Spinal Arthritis Treatment
The spine has dozens of joints that allow it to move, bend and twist. Like all joints, spinal joints are susceptible to wear, tear and osteoarthritis. Cartilage can be worn thin, resulting in more friction between the bones or vertebrae in the spine. Inflammation in the facet joints and other joints connected to the spine can occur, causing pain, stiffness and mobility issues. Our pain specialists at Caliber Pain™ offer effective spinal arthritis treatment for patients at our facility in Midtown Manhattan.
Almost every adult in their forties or fifties has some arthritis in their joints. Even if they do not have pain or symptoms, the evidence of inflammation and worn cartilage is there. The spine, with its dozens of joints, is a common place for arthritis to occur. Some people may not experience neck or back pain or stiffness from spinal arthritis, while others may live with chronic pain and limited mobility. There is not a cure for arthritis, but there are treatments that can help minimize pain and slow the progression of this degenerative disease.
Symptoms of Spinal Arthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It is also most likely to impact the facet joints in the spine or the SI joints that connect the spine to the pelvis. The most severe arthritis tends to occur in the neck and lower spinal joints (cervical and lumbar) but can impact any joint in the spine. Symptoms of spinal arthritis include:
- Chronic pain in the lower back or neck
- Stiffness in the spine
- Difficulty turning the neck or straightening the back
- Radiating pain or numbness into the arms or legs (nerve compression)
- Tenderness or swelling around the spine
- Headaches (neck arthritis)
If you have symptoms of spinal arthritis, there is hope. Caliber Pain™ offers advanced options in interventional and regenerative medicine that can greatly reduce spinal arthritis pain and improve mobility. Contact our cutting-edge medical facility in UES, New York City, to schedule an appointment to discuss spinal arthritis treatment.