SYMPTOMS & SIGNS OF SPONDYLOSIS
There are no specific symptoms of spondylosis, however patients suffering from osteoarthritis as well as spine degeneration often suffer from the following:
- Severe back pain when the patient indulges in high activity – this can happen due to facet joint arthritis
- Leg pain when the patient walks – usually happens due to spinal stenosis
- Low back pain, neck pain as well as arm and leg pain – caused by degenerative disc disease
GETTING TREATMENT FOR SPINAL ARTHRITIS
Back doctors usually perform a thorough physical examination and study of symptoms before deciding upon the treatment regimen. They may also order imaging tests like X-rays, MRI scan and CT scan to understand the extent and location of the problem. Once they have clear diagnosis they formulate a treatment plan that will work best for the patient.
Treatment for spinal arthritis consists of both non-surgical and surgical treatment plans and the doctors choose depending upon the condition of the patient.
Most of the time doctors prefer to go for non-surgical treatment option as this treatment regimen is successful 75% of the time. The most commonly used non-surgical treatment options for spinal arthritis include:
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic manipulation
- Heat/ice therapy
- Massage therapy
Surgery is the last preferred treatment regimen and is only taken up by back doctors when non-surgical treatment fails to provide any improvement in the symptoms of the patient.
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