Spinal arthritis may be asymptomatic. Your doctor may relate your symptoms and limitations of daily living to the MRI or CT scan of your back to make the diagnosis of symptomatic spinal arthritis.
Treatment of spinal arthritis
- Spinal arthritis may ebb and flow with the intensity of the pain and symptoms. Non-prescription anti-inflammatory medications and exercise may be sufficient to decrease the symptoms.
- Conservative treatment from the physician for spinal arthritis may include more powerful anti-inflammatory drugs by prescription, cortisone injections in o the epidural space, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and continue your home exercise regimen. When these options fail, spine surgery may be an option.
- Before you make a decision about surgical treatment of spinal arthritis, you should check out the modern minimally invasive options for surgery. To learn more about what we do or receive a free MRI review contact us.