Column osteoarthritis


Specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery

Osteoarthritis of the spine is a degenerative disease of the cartilage discs located between the vertebrae, they lose elasticity and fail to meet the function of cushioning the impact body movement generated. This situation subjected to the vertebrae to friction between them, since they lose their elastic capacity, the disc that separates collapses and allows the vertebrae from rubbing against each other. As a result, the disc can cause severe pain. In osteoarthritis of the cervical spine and lumbar osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is distinguished. In the cervical general wear on joints and bones, especially around the neck, causing a chronic pain occurs. As for the lumbar sometimes produce spurs that exert pressure on the nerves of the spine. This can cause weakness and pain in the arms or legs.

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