Spinal Arthritis Overview
- Back pain that is continuous or comes and goes
- Neck pain that is continuous or comes and goes
- Tenderness or stiffness in the back, neck, hip or heel
- Popping or grinding when you move your back or neck
- Nerve-related pain, weakness, tingling, burning or numbness that runs from your neck or shoulder down the length of your arm
- Similar nerve-related symptoms that run from your back down the rear of your legs
- Noticeable restrictions in your normal range of motion, as well as sciatica, muscle spasms, low body energy and sleeping problems
North American Spine provides pain relief for patients diagnosed with arthritis of the spine, by first pinpointing the source of the pain. Thousands of chronic back and neck pain sufferers who are diagnosed with arthritis of the spine are not aware that the diagnosis, and their severe pain, may not be related. In fact, their pain is being caused by another source, such as a bulging disc or bone spur.
It is more common than most patients realize, for a diagnostic review to miss the full picture. One reason is that nerves are complex, with pain radiating to areas far from the source. Another reason is that tools like the MRI are helpful but are not perfect in pinpointing the source of pain. That is why North American Spine focuses on precision in diagnosis, using a range of techniques starting with a free MRI review.
If arthritis of the spine is confirmed to be the source of your pain, North American Spine can reduce the pain associated with the condition. Our approach includes treating the nerves sending pain signals. Patients undergo a short outpatient procedure. Many feel immediate relief, walk the next day and return to non-strenuous activities within a week.
The first step is to learn more about your unique case, the exact cause of your pain, and the best treatment for you. Start by contacting a North American Spine patient coordinator at (877) 474-2225 to discuss your symptoms, past treatments and medical history. Then request a free MRI review.
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Contact a North American Spine patient coordinator today. Use the Ask An Expert form on this page or call us at (877) 474-2225.