1. Health

Spinal Osteoarthritis - Causes - Diagnosis - Symptoms - Treatment

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the spine, also known as spinal osteoarthritis, can cause pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. Learn about spine osteoarthritis causes, diagnosis, symptoms, pain relief, and treatment.
  1. Osteoarthritis Basics
  2. Osteoarthritis Diagnosis
  3. Osteoarthritis Symptoms
  4. Osteoarthritis Treatment
  5. Spine Pain Information

Spine Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know
Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the spine. Osteoarthritis of the spine occurs when there are degenerative changes in the discs between the vertebrae. Early diagnosis and treatment help people with osteoarthritis of the spine manage their symptoms.

The SymphonyPillow by Tempur-Pedic
The SymphonyPillow by Tempur-Pedic helps align the neck and spine allowing you to get good sleep. Read my review.

The SymphonyPillow by Tempur-Pedic
The SymphonyPillow by Tempur-Pedic helps align the neck and spine allowing you to get good sleep. Read my review.

Spine Osteoarthritis - Test Your Knowledge
Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the spine. Osteoarthritis of the spine occurs when there is deterioration in the discs between the vertebrae. How much do you know about spine osteoarthritis? Take our quiz Spine Osteoarthritis - Test Your Knowledge.

Degenerative Disc Disease - Fast Facts
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) is a condition caused by the gradual deterioration of the disc between the vertebrae of the spine. The degeneration of the disc that occurs in Degenerative Disc Disease is also referred to as spondylosis.

What Is Facet Joint Osteoarthritis?
Facet joint osteoarthritis occurs when there is a breakdown of cartilage between the facet joints. Facet joint osteoarthritis causes pain, stiffness, and lost motion in the back.

What Is Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal stenosis is a condition that occurs as the spinal canal narrows, restricting or compressing the nerve roots and spinal cord. Spinal stenosis is typically related to osteoarthitis.

What Is Spinal Fusion?
Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that is performed to correct problems with the vertebrae. Two or more vertebrae are fused using bone grafting and metal devices during spinal fusion. A newer technique utilizes a genetically engineered protein to create new bone instead of bone graft harvesting.

Lumbar Cushion Relieves Osteoarthritis Pain
A lumbar cushion that can be used with any chair, office chair, or in your car offers back support and improves your posture. The additional support is intended to relieve aches and pains that can plague the lower back. There are several different types -- so consider each before choosing the lumbar cushion that's best for you.

Facet Arthropathy - Fast Facts
Facet arthropathy is caused by facet joints becoming arthritic and painful. Facet joints are found in the posterior of the spine. There are 24 vertebrae which form the human spine. There are two facet joints between the vertebrae of each spinal segment along the spinal column.

'Degenerative changes' in the spine: Is this arthritis?
My doctor says I have "degenerative changes" in my spine. Does this mean I have arthritis?, from MayoClinic.

Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic Arthritis of the Spine
Osteoarthritis in the spine is anatomically divided into 2 sections of the spine: Lumbar Spine (lower back) osteoarthritis, sometimes called lumbosacral arthritis, which produces stiffness and pain in the lower spine and sacroiliac joint and Cervical Spine (neck) osteoarthritis which can cause stiffness and pain in the upper spine, neck, shoulders, arms and head, from Laser Spine Institute.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.