treatment of osteoarthritis

Neck Osteoarthritis (OA)

What is Neck Osteoarthritis (OA)? Arthritis is defined as the presence of swelling, effusion (The escape of fluid into another part), or the presence of 2 or more of the following signs: limited range of motion(ROM), tenderness, pain on motion, or joint warmth. In this article we will specifically discuss neck osteoarthritis. Degenerative changes are common in neck or cervical spine. In some degree they are found almost universally in persons over 50yrs of age. Once you hit 70 years

What is osteoarthritis anyways?

What is Osteoarthritis? Have you ever wondered “what in the world is osteoarthritis?” Osteoarthritis has many different names including OA, degenerative joint disease, osteoarthrosis and degenerative arthritis. As some of those names allude to OA is degenerative process that continues to progress with age, wear and tear. The process is a breaking down of the cartilage or surfaces in the joint. When this occurs, it leads to pain, stiffness and swelling. If you are in your 70’s, you have some degree of