With an office near Garfield, NJ, Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics and our board-certified neurosurgeons help relieve back pain brought on by any spectrum of spine conditions. Osteoarthritis or arthritis of the spine is called spondylosis. It is a degenerative disease that breaks down the bone near weight-bearing joints and disc cartilage. With arthritis of the spine, the cartilage that cushions joints loses its elasticity as it wears away. This forces bones to rub together, causing pain, stiffness, and swelling of the surrounding body parts. As arthritis of the spine worsens over time, patients notice pain radiating from joints in their neck or back down to their arms, knees, hips, and legs. Often it affects just one side of the body but sometimes both sides are affected.
Failure to seek treatment for arthritis of the spine may lead to more serious spine conditions such as spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and bone spurs. Although patients often experience a combination of symptoms for neck or cervical pain such as weakness or numbness in one or more of the extremities, lower back pain, call lumbar back pain is more common. For patients wishing to restore themselves to a pain-free lifestyle, Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics is the top choice for treating arthritis as well as any condition of the spine.
Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics Offers Proven Treatments for Arthritis of the Spine
Patients in need of treatment for arthritis of the spine are in excellent hands at Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics. The award-winning team of neurosurgeons, spine surgeons, physiatrists, pain management doctors, and physical therapists has an extensive history of helping numerous patients reduce and resolve their painful symptoms.
The goal of every Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics’s spine treatment plan is an accurate diagnosis and then a quick return back to a healthy long lasting lifestyle. We offer a same day visit, diagnosis, and treatment plan if the patient already has recent radiographic images. If not, after a clinical assessment, it may be determined that no imaging is needed. This is the case when patients only have musculoskeletal related back pain. Rest, relaxation techniques, trigger point injections, or physical therapy may be all that is needed. If neuropathic pain is suspected, a CT scan or MRI is required to confirm the diagnosis. The staff at CNSO will help the patient obtain insurance authorization at a high-quality imaging center, close to the patient’s work or home.
With multiple offices located in northern New Jersey, the elite team at Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics is easily accessible to patients in Garfield and the surrounding areas. There’s no need to tolerate neck pain or back pain from any cause including arthritis of the spine. Call (973) 633-1122 to schedule a consultation today.