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Spinal Arthritis

ellenwilsoneellenwilson Posts: 9
edited 02/05/2013 - 6:42 AM in Arthritis, Osteoarthritis
What causes Spinal Arthritis?


  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 805
    edited 02/02/2013 - 5:52 AM
    hey ellen,
    I think many factors could result in spinal arthritis. Some are work related, injury related,
    for me it is just plain genetically related. How can we prevent it? I don't think there is much
    anyone can do to avoid as it mostly it is an age related issue.
    Try to eat healthy, exercise daily, even if it's just short sessions, and keep moving.
  • BpainFree39BBpainFree39 Posts: 127
    edited 02/02/2013 - 8:04 AM

    I have Facet syndrome, AKA osteoarthritis. My issues stem from an old injury. I had a pinched nerve, requiring surgery and the injury was 20 years old. Over time my pain got much worse and the surgery fixed the pinched nerve, however the arthritis remains. I don't know if the injury caused the joints to become diseased, or what the issue is from.

    I did a ton of research and the experts all say like Ranger says above there are different causes, but stress to a joint, or area is the overall cause, but some people are prone to having it. Two different people with the same conditions or injury will respond differently to the same thing, and there is no way to tell how it will work out.

    I am in a lot of pain and take a bunch of medications, do PT, and icing, etc. I am trying to avoid a second surgery to treat it, but we'll see what happens. In my case the facet syndrome causes inflation, and swelling. This in turn causes nerve restriction / extreme pain when I move and do any bending, or twisting.

    Good luck, and if you need a list of treatments let me know as I've tried them all, less another fusion.
    Left foramina stenosis of L3/L4 (retrolisthesis)
    L2-ilaic revision fusion ( loose screws) with a laminectomy at L3 (cage at L3-L4)
    (PLIF) -@ L4/ L/5 - S1 (cage at L4/L5)
  • Hello,
    Spinal Arthritis is cause by various reasons like Age, Injury, and Obesity. And most important is like the way sitting...
  • I have been reading the spinal arthritis in an article at that time I came to know that arthritis can be caused in the spine also.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,856
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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