Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis of the vertebral spine is common in later life, and is especially prevalent in the cervical and lumbar spine (also see Chapter 4). Typically, the pain of osteoarthritis of the spine is worse in the morning, increases with motion, but is relieved by rest. It is associated with morning stiffness, and a decreased range of motion of the spine in the absence of systemic symptoms. The severity of symptoms does not correlate well with radiographic findings, and patients with severe degenerative changes on plain radiographs may be asymptomatic, whereas patients with symptoms suggestive of osteoarthritis of the spine may have minimal radiologic findings. In some patients, extensive osteophytic changes may lead to compression of lumbar nerve roots or may even cause cauda equina syndrome.

Arthritis Relief and Prevention

Arthritis Relief and Prevention

This report may be oh so welcome especially if theres no doctor in the house Take Charge of Your Arthritis Now in less than 5-Minutes the time it takes to make an appointment with your healthcare provider Could you use some help understanding arthritis Maybe a little gentle, bedside manner in your battle for joint pain relief would be great Well, even if you are not sure if arthritis is the issue with you or your friend or loved one.

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