Arthritis is a medical condition that affects the facet joints that connect each vertebra. This inflammation can cause severe pain along with other associated symptoms. The two most common type of arthritis are:
Although you can get arthritis in different parts of your body, at The Spine Care Center, we focus stopping the pain caused by arthritis in the spine.
The main causes for arthritis in the spine are degeneration, age, gender, and obesity. Joints may become tender, stiff and swollen. You might experience symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and burning in the hands or feet.
Arthritis of the spine can lead to facet disease, which can make the above symptoms significantly worse.
We have successfully treated thousands of patients suffering from arthritis of the spine. We start by using medical imaging to identify the precise location of your arthritis. After we pin-point the exact source of your arthritis, our team of spine experts can help slow down the progression of spinal arthritis with targeted spinal injections to increase your mobility and alleviate pain.
We understand the impact that the pain of spinal arthritis has on your life. Our ultimate goal is to greatly diminish your pain before it starts to interfere any further with your day-to-day activities. Treatments can vary from conservative treatments such as a Lumbar Facet Block or Cervical Facet Block, to minimally invasive surgical intervention. In most instances, our patients can completely avoid surgery.
We will work together to develop a customized treatment plan for your spinal arthritis. Our dedicated team of doctors, medical assistants, and spine experts share a common goal of alleviating your pain and improving your quality of life.