Have you started to feel more pain or discomfort in your neck or back? Are you concerned that your experiences may be related to a larger health concern? During the natural aging process, our body begins to go through many natural changes. The production of important factors begins to slow, and this may reduce important cartilage or cushioning within the body. This may lead to chronic pain and discomfort, and many changes may be related to arthritis of the spine. Learn more about this condition and the different types during a consultation with Craig C. Callewart, M.D., P.A. in Dallas, TX.
Osteoarthritis of the spine is a condition that most often impacts the lower back and the neck. The cartilage that protects and cushions vertebrae begins to wear down. This causes discomfort and swelling, and it may make movement difficult and painful.
Osteoarthritis of the spine may lead to stiffness in the back or neck. Pain may be experienced in the arms or legs. The condition may lead to the creation of bone spurs, which in turn can build up as calcium deposits and grow to the point that they pinch the nerves going into the shoulder or hip and cause pain therein.
Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is another name for osteoarthritis of the spine. The joints of the spine are damaged and worn down as the cushioning discs between the vertebrae thin.
If you are experiencing chronic back pain as well as a limited range of motion, it may be time to seek professional care. A consultation with our caring staff at either of our Texas locations can help you better understand your experiences to provide a diagnosis. They can also help you explore all of your treatment options and determine which may be the best for you and your preferences.
Are you interested in learning more about your options to reduce back pain and lead a more comfortable lifestyle? Contact us today at the office of Craig C. Callewart, M.D., P.A. and schedule your consultation to learn more about arthritis of the spine. Dr. Callewart proudly serves you from two convenient Texas locations across the greater Dallas area. Discover your options for better managing your condition today!
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