Osteoarthritis is a disease that affects the joints in your body by causing a breakdown of cartilage where two bones meet and form the joint. As the cartilage breaks down, bones rub together and joints become swollen and painful and/or difficult to move. Osteoarthritis mainly affects the hands, neck, and lower back. Watch this video to learn more about the causes and symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Neck and lower back pain may be caused by osteoarthritis. Fortunately, Dr. Perry’s Spine Institute of Nevada can help alleviate the symptoms of osteoarthritis so you can move comfortably without pain or discomfort. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perry to discuss your back and neck pain, contact the Spine Institute of Nevada online or by calling (702) 239-3787.