Treatment for Spinal Arthritis in Freehold & Monroe Township, NJ
Spinal arthritis is a result of degenerative changes in the spine. The cartilage that lines the spinal joints and the discs in the neck and back can break down over time, causing symptoms such as stiffness and pain in the neck or back, and weakness and numbness in the arms or legs. In general, osteoarthritis happens to people as they get older, but younger people can develop it as well after sustaining an injury or trauma to a joint, or if they have a genetic defect that involves cartilage.
The Professionals at AOSMI Can Help
At Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, we can help treat your spinal arthritis if you are looking for relief. We will begin by confirming your diagnosis using imaging tests such as an X-ray or MRI, and/or blood tests to exclude other diseases. One of our doctors will also perform a physical exam to see if you have pain, tenderness, or loss of motion in your neck or back.
Once a diagnosis of spinal arthritis is confirmed, our board-certified professionals will begin treating you with the goal of relieving your pain and increasing your mobility. Our team may suggest several treatment methods, including:
- Strengthening, aerobic, or range-of-motion exercises
- Hot or cold compresses
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Epidural steroid injections
Most cases of spinal arthritis can be treated without surgery, but if you elect surgical treatment, we have a team of highly experienced surgeons who specialize in treating spine conditions, so you can have peace of mind that you’re in good hands.
To learn more about spinal arthritis and the ways we can treat it, contact Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute today. We would be happy to schedule an appointment for you at our facility in Freehold or Monroe Township, NJ.