Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition where the cushioning cartilage between bones deteriorates and wears away prematurely. Spinal osteoarthritis is when this condition affects the joints and discs of the spine, usually in the neck and lower back. Dr. Roy Nini and Dr. Paul Lee offer spinal osteoarthritis treatment at Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles, Fullerton and Encino.
Spinal osteoarthritis may go unnoticed for a period of time. Generally, it occurs as we age, with women being more at risk after age 45. Symptoms can include back and neck pain, stiffness and weakness and numbness in the legs or arms. Bone spurs can develop that press on nerve roots in the spine, causing shooting pains.
Osteoarthritis is progressive, and there is no cure. It can eventually become disabling as spine cartilage disintegrates and allows the bone joints to rub together. Reflex changes and loss of sensation in certain areas are also common symptoms of progressing spinal osteoarthritis. Our medical team at Full Range Spine & Ortho can diagnose spinal osteoarthritis with x-rays and MRI scanning.
Regenerative Treatment for Spinal Arthritis in Los Angeles
Full Range Spine & Ortho focuses on regenerative medicine therapies for treating spinal arthritis and other orthopedic conditions. Regenerative therapies seek to help the body’s natural healing systems by providing a boost of needed elements that foment speedy recovery. While there is no cure for spinal osteoarthritis or any form of osteoarthritis, regenerative treatments can slow its progression and provide relief from pain and other symptoms.
Your fully customized treatment plan for spinal osteoarthritis may include a combination of several therapies to reduce inflammation and pain while observing and seeking to restore cartilage in the spine. These treatments can include:
- Physical therapy
- Facet joint injections
- Biological treatments
- Stem cell therapy
- Intradiscal PRP (Biologics)
- Sympathetic blocks
- Interventional pain management
If you suffer from neck and/or back pain that seems to get progressively worse, schedule an exam and consultation at one of the four convenient locations of Full Range Spine & Ortho in and around Los Angeles. We can provide comprehensive spinal osteoarthritis treatment while avoiding invasive or risky therapies like surgery.