Treating Spinal Osteoarthritis

When conservative measures fail, there are options


Your back can ache for many reasons. One of them is osteoarthritis in the small facet joints in the spine. Treating back pain from most causes, including osteoarthritis, starts with conservative measures such as physical therapy, exercise and over-the-counter pain medications. But if pain persists, you may get some relief from a procedure that targets the nerves that innervate the facet joints, or possibly steroid injections.

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