Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis that primarily affects the back (spine) and produces pain and stiffness.
Bone spurs develop as a result of continuous wear and tear on joints associated with conditions like osteoarthritis.
Bone spurs in the spine, known as osteophytes lead to back pain often resulting from degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis.
Lumbar facet joint disorders develop due to age, injury, or degenerative changes, leading to back pain and reduced mobility.
Cervical osteoarthritis, or neck arthritis, involves degeneration of neck joints and discs, causing pain and stiffness.
Bone spurs can cause pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility, often affecting the joints in the spine, knees, hips, and shoulders.
Bone spurs are diagnosed through imaging tests like x-rays or MRI scans and a physical examination by a healthcare provider.
Diagnosing spinal arthritis involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, and imaging tests.
Facet joint disorders cause back pain due to arthritis, injury, or degeneration of the spinal facet joints.
Osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis) can cause breakdown of cartilage between the facet joints. When the joints move, the lack of the cartilage causes pain as well as loss of motion and stiffness.