ARTHRTIS IN THE NECK AND/OR LOWER BACK

 

Arthritis in the neck and lower back normally come on as we approach 50 years old and will exhibit mild to strong achy pain and stiffness and is normally diagnosed with an Xray or other imaging.

 

TYPICAL SYMTPOMS OF NECK OR LOWER BACK PAIN

  • Mild to strong achy pain and stiffness that will increase when we are not moving, but typically are less when moving around

  • Will commonly get worse with cold weather

 

TREATMENT PLANS FOR ARTHRITIS IN THE NECK

  • Treatment is focused on reducing the stiffness and tightness and attempting to increase pain free range of motion

  • Will include same treatments for neck pain and headache

  • If symptoms include nerve compression due to bone spurs, then treatment can also include same treatments for nerve compression in neck

 

TREATMENT PLANS FOR ARTHRITIS IN THE LOWER BACK