Specialty of Rheumatology

Spondyloarthrosis or osteoarthritis of the spine is a degenerative disease of the joint cartilage that can affect the cervical dorsal, lumbar or. The causes of this condition may include age, trauma, spinal deformity, infections, obesity, overload, postural problems and other disorders such as rheumatism, or collagen diseases. The main symptom is pain espondiloartrosis in the affected area, although the dorsal may be asymptomatic. In the case of the lumbar osteoarthritis, the pain is in the lower back and often extends to the buttocks, and in some cases to the legs. Initial treatment should be with medication and physiotherapy. Surgery is reserved for cases of persistent and uncontrollable pain medication.

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