Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of the cartilage and bones of joints.
Osteoarthritis of the spine may be caused by “wear-and-tear” processes and is often associated with degenerative changes in the disc, resulting in friction between adjacent vertebrae. The friction causes a strain and loss of motion in the facets (gliding joints) of the spine. If these joints are exposed to ongoing trauma, such as strenuous exercise, weakened muscles, or the inevitable factors of aging and heredity, the results can be severe low-back pain and/or leg pain.
While chiropractic cannot halt the progress of osteoarthritis, we can improve your quality of life while living with the disease. If you’re suffering from osteoarthritis, your spine is usually less flexible and, therefore, more vulnerable to injury.
Under our care, your treatment may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and stretching and strengthening exercises. We can also recommend natural, drug-free ways to control your pain and discomfort.
Contact us today, we can help!