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Spondylosisin Phoenix, AZ

TREATMENT OPTIONS

  • Rest your back as often as possible
  • Ice or heat therapy
  • Yoga, functional mobility training, and gentle stretching
  • Exercise or weightlifting to strengthen back muscles
  • Improving posture
  • Medication: OTC pain medication, OTC topical creams, NSAIDs, prescription pain medication, or muscle relaxants
  • Physical, chiropractic, or massage therapy
  • Wearing a back brace
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgery

SYMPTOMS

Many living with spondylosis may experience small flares of their condition, while others live in constant, chronic pain.

Sudden movements or transitioning from positions can trigger symptoms. Common symptoms of spondylosis include:

  • Stiffness and mild pain in back
  • Pain exacerbated by certain motions or being immobile
  • Weakness in hands or legs
  • Poor coordination and balance
  • Muscle spasms
  • Headaches
  • Grinding or popping sensation when moving the spine
  • Difficulty walking or controlling your bowels and/or bladder

TYPES

  • Thoracic spondylosis: affects the thoracic spine
  • Lumbar spondylosis: affects the lumbar spine
  • Cervical spondylosis: affects the cervical spine
  • Multilevel spondylosis: affects more than one part of the spine simultaneously

FACTS

More than 85% of people age 60 or older live with cervical spondylosis.

The Pain Experts of Arizona was founded to bring the highest level of care in a state-of-the-art setting that emphasizes the belief of treating our patients with the same respect, compassion, and dedication we would treat our own friends and family.

Contact our office to schedule an appointment and let us help you get back on your way to an active life without the limitations of chronic pain. From our Phoenix office, The Pain Experts of Arizona, serves pain management patients in Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek, and the entire Phoenix area.