Arthritis of Spine

What Causes Arthritis of Spine?

Facet joint pain is typically caused by one of three factors that bring on the discomfort and slow you down:

Joint Injury or Trauma

An accident that causes damage to your back, neck and/or spine may result in an expedited loss of cartilage, as well as bring about pain and loss of motion.

Osteoarthritis

This type of arthritis deals with the wear and tear of the cartilage between the joints over time, although it can be onset early for various reasons.

Infection

An infection from toxins or other outside sources, or from an existing disease, may affect the fact joint and the cartilage between them. Once the cartilage is lost, the increased bone friction results in pain and stiffness.

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Spinal Arthritis – Facet Joint Arthritis Symptoms

The symptoms you experience with facet joint arthritis are very similar to those that you would see when arthritis affects other joints in the body. You should seek the help of a pain doctor if you experience the following symptoms and notice them getting worse with time:

  • Pain in the Upper or Lower Neck
  • Stiffness in the Neck or Back
  • Reduction in Your Range Of Motion, Especially in the Neck, Spine, or Hips
  • Redness at the Location of the Pain

Your chances of suffering from facet joint arthritis increase if you have a family history of this form of arthritis, you are female, you have existing or previous injuries, you are obese, or are 40 years of age and older.

Facet joint arthritis is a progressive disease that gradually eats away at your cartilage. The sooner you contact us, the better we will be able to help you manage your symptoms and pain.

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Arthritis of Spine – Facet Joint Arthritis Symptoms

The symptoms associated with facet joint arthritis mirror the signs you’d see with other types of arthritis in other joints of the body. Seek treatment if these symptoms are prolonged or worsen over time.

  • Neck, upper or lower back pain
  • Stiffness in the neck or back
  • Redness at the spot of the pain.
  • Reduced range of motion in the neck, spine, and hips.

Facet Joint Arthritis Risk Factors

Factors that put a person at a heightened risk for facet joint arthritis are obesity, family history, being female, existing/previous injuries, and age.

Since this is a degenerative disease that permanently reduces or eliminates cartilage, contact us immediately if you believe you’re at-risk to begin pain therapy.

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The pain resulting from spinal arthritis is debilitating regardless of how old you are. It prevents you from being active and leading the energetic and joyful life that you want. It can rob you of time with your loved ones and make you feel like you have no control over your life. You do not have to suffer any longer. Schedule an appointment with the physicians of the Florida Pain Relief Group!

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Spinal arthritis pain can be debilitating at any age. It keeps you from being active, leading a healthy and happy life, and from enjoying time with the ones you love. Take control of your life today by scheduling an appointment with the physicians of Florida Pain Relief Group!

 

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