Spondylosis is osteoarthritis of the joints in the spine and we treat this condition every day in our clinic. It is a term used to mean that one has both pain and spinal degeneration (degenerative disc disease and or facet joint arthritis). It responds very well to treatment and with good management most patients will become symptom-free and stay that way for long periods of time. For anyone who has had x-rays of their backs and been told it is normal aging or wear and tear, and there is nothing that can be done, do not despair, we can help you!

How do I manage my condition?

  • Reduce inflammation. When you start feeling pain in your back or any other joint it is very important to calm the joint down to minimise the swelling and damage. Ice the joint (most people will try heat which may increase the inflammation). If you can take them, NSAID’s like ibuprofen used for short periods can be very useful. Rest - stop the activity that is irritating the injury.
  • Reduce stiffness. Gentle manual therapy has been shown to help, by restoring function to joints.
  • Strengthen with appropriate exercise. You can regain controlled movement making it much less likely that the joint will become damaged further.

Let us help you - each year hundreds of our patients manage to regain control over the pain and live a healthier life. We assess the whole of you and formulate a careful but simple treatment plan to achieve this.

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Rugby Osteopathic Centre, 69 Albert Street, Rugby
Warwickshire, CV21 2SN, Tel: 01788 560646, Fax:01788 571318
Email: reception@rugbyosteopaths.co.uk

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