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Spinal Arthritis

Arthritis is a term that means swelling of a joint. Spinal arthritis, therefore, means inflammation of the spinal joints. It’s a common finding as people get older.

If you have osteo-arthritis of the spine, otherwise known as degenerative arthritis, don’t despair.  Arthritis alone is rarely the source of spine pain. In fact, most people over the age of 40-50 have signs of wear-and-tear degeneration in the spine; however, not all of these people have pain. To correctly treat a person’s pain, it is critical to identify the actual underlying cause.

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Spinal Arthritis Treatment

Dr. Fred and Dr. Kathleen use a variety of treatment approaches at Deutsch Chiropractic to minimize the painful symptoms associated with spinal arthritis. Spinal manipulation, flexion distraction and spinal decompression may be used to increase the spinal canal and nerve space, mobilize the arthritic joints, and increase the disc height to relieve pain and maintain spine mobility.

Other therapies for treatment of spinal arthritis include stretching or gentle graduated exercise, acupuncture, instrument assisted soft tissue techniques such as Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, muscle energy techniques, proprioceptive neuromuscular rehabilitation (PNF), and others that we believe will be effective for you to reduce pain, stiffness, and prevent disability from osteoarthritis of the spine.

We may also recommend nutritional supplements glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, as these supplements have emerged as a treatment alternative for some patients suffering from osteoarthritis pain.

The proper course of treatment differs for each person, depending on the cause. All treatment is gentle, safe and clinically proven to reduce pain and improve mobility.

Discover How Chiropractic Can Help You

Dr. Fred and Dr. Kathleen understand spinal arthritis and has experience working with patients like you in the Watertown area to relieve the pain. Contact Deutsch Chiropractic for care of your spinal arthritis.

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