Many spine arthritis treatments are available to relieve symptoms of spinal arthritis effectively; however, there is no cure for this disease. The goal of a spinal arthritis treatment is to slow the progression of the disease, decrease the symptoms, increase joint function, and preserve mobility and range of motion. In prescribing treatment your physician should first assess the severity of your condition, as well as consider your age and overall health before designing a treatment plan that is right for you.
Most symptoms of spinal arthritis are treated using conservative methods like exercise, rest, massage, ice and heat applications, or weight loss. Your doctor may recommend medications for spine arthritis using over-the-counter and/or prescription medications, depending on the severity of the symptoms. More advanced cases of spinal arthritis may require physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, or spinal injections to alleviate pain and restore mobility. If non-surgical treatments for spine arthritis fail to relieve symptoms, your physician may recommend surgery.
If your doctor suggests surgery as a treatment option, explore all the procedures available to you, thus enabling you to make a wise decision about your health. For example, Laser Spine Institute offers minimally invasive spine arthritis treatments that are performed through a small incision. Recover and return to your normal activities far quicker than with traditional open back surgery. Look at our testimonials page to find out how our innovative procedures have already greatly assisted thousands of patients around the world. If you would like more information about our minimally invasive surgical spine treatments, contact us. Also ask about our complimentary review of your existing MRI or CT scan.