Published: Jun 10, 2011
Category: Spinal Arthritis
What is Spinal Arthritis?
Arthritis of the spine is a condition that causes symptoms of pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness in the joints.  Arthritis of the spine may occasionally be termed as spinal arthritis, spinal arthrosis, or osteoarthritis.  Spinal arthrosis commonly affects the neck and lower back, although it can also affect the thoracic, sacral, and coccyx segments of the spine.

The Different Classifications of Spinal Arthrosis
Below you will find the different forms of spinal...

Published: Jun 10, 2011
Category: Spinal Arthritis
If you suffer from back pain that comes and goes, stiffness in the morning, or your daily activities seem to be more of a chore, you may be showing early symptoms of arthritis in the spine.

Listed below you will find general spinal arthritis symptoms.

Moderate to severe back pain that comes and go periodically
Stiffness in the morning; it would be felt in your back or neck, and usually starts to feel better as you become more active with your morning activities.  You may also feel stiff...

Published: Jun 10, 2011
When to Start Spinal Arthritis Treatment
After an accurate diagnosis has confirmed you suffer from the condition you will begin conservative arthritis in the spine treatment.  If your arthritis is caused by spinal degeneration, you will likely be given medication that will reduce the pain, inflammation, tenderness, and weakness as you work to address the underlying cause of it.

A short term treatment is good in the early stages of arthritis, but you must make sure that long term arthritis in...

Published: Jun 10, 2011
Category: Facet Arthritis
Most people have a general idea of what arthritis is but they may not know what the facet joints are and how facet arthrosis can form in them.

When you have facet arthritis it can be very painful for you to move your back with normal functionality.  This is due to the swollen and inflamed joints in the spine.

Your facet joints are what hold the vertebrae in your back together and allow the back to move. Your vertebrae have 4 facet joints, one on each side, top and bottom. The top two facet...

Published: Jun 10, 2011
Doctors recommend that conservative treatments be used for at least 3 months to see if that is all that is needed to reduce back pain. If after 3 months time you still have pain, weakness or numbness your doctor can then review the types of treatment that you used and either advise you on more aggressive treatments or possibly surgery.

Surgery should of course be your very last option once everything else has been exhausted.

A small amount of rest can sometimes be helpful with dealing...