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Arthritic Back Pain

Arthritic back pain causes chronic pain and stiffness, impacting daily activities and comfort.

How It Develops

Arthritic back pain typically develops over time due to the natural aging process. It can also result from injuries, obesity, genetic factors, and repetitive stress on the spine. The most common types of arthritis affecting the spine are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Common Symptoms of Arthritic Back Pain

  • Persistent back pain and stiffness
  • Reduced flexibility and range of motion
  • Swelling and tenderness in the affected area
  • Pain that worsens with activity and improves with rest
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs if nerves are affected

Who It Affects

Arthritic back pain primarily affects older adults, but younger individuals with risk factors such as a family history of arthritis, previous spine injuries, or obesity can also be affected. It is a progressive condition that worsens with age.

Impact on Daily Life

Arthritic back pain can significantly impact daily activities and quality of life. The pain and stiffness can make it difficult to perform routine tasks, participate in physical activities, and maintain an active lifestyle. Over time, it can lead to reduced mobility and independence.

Risks of Untreated Arthritic Back Pain

If left untreated, arthritic back pain can lead to chronic pain, severe stiffness, and decreased mobility. The condition can also cause the development of bone spurs, which may compress spinal nerves and lead to additional complications such as numbness and weakness in the limbs.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are experiencing persistent back pain, early diagnosis and treatment are essential. Schedule an appointment with our expert spine surgeons to receive personalized care.