Ask The Doctors: June 2012

Arthritis of the Spine...NSAIDs vs. Coumadin...Non-Surgery Options for Thumb OA

Although there is no known method for preventing the progression of degenerative spinal arthritis, a number of measures can enable you to function well for many years. For a short period of time, you can use anti-inflammatory agents, analgesics, and muscle relaxants for acute pain. Physical therapy, heat, electrical stimulation, and other treatments may help control muscle spasm and pain. Physical therapy can also help you strengthen your back and abdominal muscles to lend support to your spine.
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