Arthritis is a medical condition that affects the facet joints that connecting each vertebra. This inflammation can cause severe pain along with other associated symptoms. The two most common types of arthritis are:
Although you can develop arthritis in different parts of your body, at The Spine Care Center, we focus on stopping the pain caused by spinal arthritis.
The main causes of spinal arthritis are degeneration, age, gender, and obesity. Joints may become tender, stiff, and swollen over time. You might experience symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and burning sensations in your hands or feet.
Arthritis of the spine can lead to facet disease, which can make the above symptoms significantly worse.
At The Spine Care Center, we have successfully treated thousands of patients suffering from spinal arthritis. We start by using medical imaging to identify the precise location of your arthritis. After we pinpoint 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 approaches, such as lumbar facet blocks or cervical facet blocks, to minimally invasive surgical interventions that require a bit more recovery time. 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 spine doctors, medical assistants, and spine care experts share a common goal of alleviating your pain and improving your quality of life.