At The Spine Care Center, we know how difficult it can be to live with untreated back pain. Whether you’ve just begun experiencing symptoms or you’ve been battling back pain for longer than you can remember, the spine doctors at The Spine Care Center are here to help. Below you can learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for spondylitis. If you would like to have your symptoms evaluated, then please schedule an appointment and we will get you in as soon as possible.
A spine care expert can help you determine which type of spondylitis you have so that you can get started with treatment as soon as possible.
Over time, the inflammation caused by spondylitis typically gets worse and worse. The bones of the spine (vertebrae) may fuse, preventing you from straightening your back. Spondylitis can also cause symptoms such as:
Though you cannot cure spondylitis, our experienced spine care physicians can help you manage your symptoms.
To diagnose spondylitis, The Spine Care Center physicians will ask you a variety of questions about your back pain, such as where it is located in your spine and what, if anything, makes it worse or better. They may also ask you about your health history.
Next, your doctor will perform a physical exam of your spine. They may also ask you to complete simple movements to gain a better understanding of your mobility.
Finally, your doctor may order X-rays or other advanced imaging tests to reveal inflammation. Your doctor may also draw blood for genetic testing. Though genetic tests don’t provide a definite diagnosis, they can help us learn more about your condition.
The expert physicians at The Spine Care Center strive to help you slow the progression of spondylitis, reduce your pain, and improve the strength and flexibility of your back. Our fellowship-trained spine care physicians have helped thousands of patients in Manassas and the surrounding areas achieve better spine health using safe and effective treatments. Thanks to great patient outcomes and quality care, they’ve repeatedly been named Top Doctors in both the Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazine.
At The Spine Care Center, we use a patient-centered approach, designing your treatment plan to fit your health and lifestyle. Your treatment plan may include:
If your pain is severe, then your spine care physician may talk to you about minimally invasive surgical options or pain management techniques to help control it. However, most patients don’t require any surgery to treat spondylitis.
Start treatment now to slow the progression of spondylitis and reduce your back pain. Call The Spine Care Center in Manassas today at (703) 257-2266 or request an appointment online.