Arthritis can cause inflammation (irritation) in any joint of the body, including your spine bones (vertebrae). You can have two different types of arthritis:
Arthritis of the spine can cause symptoms such as:
These symptoms may be worse in the morning, better as you go about your day, and then worse again in the evening when you settle down.
If you have symptoms of arthritis of the spine, then you should see one of The Spine Care Center’s physicians immediately. First, they will ask about your symptoms, such as when they occur, when they started, and if they’ve gotten worse.
Next, your doctor will perform a physical exam. They may ask you to perform simple motions to see how they affect your back.
Finally, your doctor may order imaging tests so they can examine the bones and cartilage in your spine. Your doctor may use an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI.
The experienced team at The Spine Care Center creates a personalized plan to alleviate your symptoms. Our highly skilled physicians have helped thousands of people from our area slow the progression of arthritis, improve their mobility, and find pain relief. That’s why they are regularly named as Top Doctors by both Washingtonian magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine. We use a comprehensive approach to treat your arthritis and improve your life. Your treatment plan may include:
More than 90 percent of our patients avoid spine surgery and find long-term relief from back pain. Using effective, conservative treatments, we can help you get back to the activities you love.
Find help from back pain experts by calling The Spine Care Center in Manassas today at (703) 257-2266, or by requesting an appointment online.