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Arthritis in the Spine

Today we’re talking about arthritis in the spine. What is it, what causes it and understanding ways to treat it.

arthritis in the spine

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a term that refers to joint pain. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and conditions that relate to arthritis. Some of these include: osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis tends to be more common in older women but men and women of all ages can get arthritis.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, stiffness and pain of the joints. These symptoms may come and go and vary in intensity.

What Causes Arthritis in the Spine?

Each of the various types of spinal arthritis have their own causes. The most common type, osteoarthritis, can be caused by repeated stress on the joint from trauma or activity, being overweight, poor diet, and/or genetic factors.

See Also: Are Degenerative Disc Disease and Arthritis the Same Thing?

Is Walking Good for Spinal Arthritis?

Spinal arthritis treatments focus on relieving the pain of the individual. Treatment options may include exercise, modified diet, medications, and more.

Walking is a great way to get exercise, strengthen the heart, increase blood flow throughout the body, and lose weight. So, yes, walking is good for spinal arthritis. Don’t worry if you can’t walk too much. Start out walking a few minutes a day and work your way up to more time. Before you know it you’ll be feeling stronger and may be able to relieve some of the pain associated with arthritis in the spine. Good luck!



*Please Note: Information on this site or any recommended sites should not be used as a diagnosis or a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.
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