Spinal Arthritis


                                     

Lumbar spinal arthritis is a very common form of back pain. Typically, anywhere from 40 to 85% of adults will experience this type of back pain during their lifetimes. At West Texas Neck and Back, our experts can help determine the source of your lower back pain and help you find solutions. 

Spinal Arthritis is directly related to a damaged spinal disc. Damaged discs are the cause of arthritis in the spine. Spinal arthritis typically affects adults over the age of 50, but can also occur at a much younger age from injury or overuse. It develops in the facet joints, located between each vertebra. In order to fully understand this condition, you need to know the basics of spinal arthritis.

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What Causes It?

It is thought and taught that typical spinal arthritis is “from normal wear and tear, genetic, natural, a part of getting older and we need to accept it”.  This is typically not true. The soft disc in between the hard spinal bones is the cushion that keeps the joints separated and moving freely with no pain and wear and tear.

Much like a tire full of air keeps the rim on a car off of the ground, when the disc is damaged and starts to compress the space and cushion is reduced and lost – this causes the spinal bones to pound and grind into each other. This microtrauma to the disc and the bone causes damage to the joint. The body then naturally attempts to heal this by laying down new bone like a fracture. Over time, the surfaces get rough and bone spurs develop, and pain and inflammation increase.

All of this “degenerative” process revolves around the health of the disc. This mechanism of injury is very important to recognize and understand. With proper treatment of the disc through Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression, this can actually take the pressure off of an area – giving it a chance to stabilize and heal.

Find Relief for Spinal Arthritis With Spinal Decompression

The first step in treating degenerative spinal arthritis is starting with the disc’s “flat tire”. This involves allowing all of the pressure on the bones and joints to occur.  The DRX Spinal Decompression system is the best non-surgical solution for compressed discs, which are the primary reason for spinal arthritis.  Once the disc becomes stable, and a certain level of stability and movement achieved, exercise and rehab can be much more effective.

DRX-9000 Spinal Decompression is the Best Non-Surgical Option for Spinal Arthritis

With properly utilized Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy, a patient with a bulging or herniated disc, disc degeneration, sciatica from a damaged disc, or spinal arthritis can see a very high rate of success because the treatment is actually focused on stabilizing and healing the disc.

Interested In Learning More? Contact Us Today!

Our team is standing by and ready to assist you with alleviating your pain. Non-surgical spinal decompression could be what you need to avoid surgery and find lasting relief for your condition. To learn more, contact our specialists in Lubbock, TX today.