What are the signs of arthritis in your back?
What are the symptoms of spinal arthritis?
- Back and neck pain, especially in the lower back.
- Stiffness and loss of flexibility in the spine, such as being unable to straighten your back or turn your neck.
- Swelling and tenderness over the affected vertebrae.
- Feeling of grinding when moving the spine.
What can be done for arthritis in the back?
Common approaches to ease arthritis back pain may include: Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that support the back. Medications to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Surgical treatment to relieve pressure on the spine or the spinal nerves.
What causes back arthritis?
The most common cause of lumbar arthritis is osteoarthritis. Also known as spinal arthritis, it is the result of degenerative changes from osteoarthritis (OA) and inflammation in the lowest joints of the lumbar spine. The condition develops gradually and is often associated with spinal degeneration in older adults.
How would you describe arthritis pain?
These can include: Joint pain that occurs on both sides of the body, such as both feet, ankles, wrists, or fingers. Significant stiffness in the morning that persists for at least an hour. Aching muscles all over the body.