How to Treat Osteoarthritis of the Spine?

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There are lots of treatment options for osteoarthritis of the spine including:
  • Maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Exercises, such as swimming, walking, and water aerobics.
  • Massage.
  • Acupuncture.
  • Heat or cold compresses.
  • Nutritional supplements.
  • Pain medications, examples include aspirin, naproxen sodium (Aleve), and ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil).
  • Epidural steroid injections.
  • Topical ointments and creams.
  • Prescription painkillers, mild narcotics.
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So I have tried all of this. What's next?
Hi, Kathy, what are your main symptoms? I think the above treatment options are all we can do. Have you tried all of them? If your pain is the main symptom, and the common pain killer didn't work, you can change to another one.
I have lower back and butt pain on both side of my body 24/7. I have had it for over 9 years. As I mentioned I have tried everything even had a Nevro stimulator put in my body. I also have Arthritis in my knee and hands.  I am having a knee replacement in November, but only given cream for my hands
Have you checked your sacroiliac joint to see if there is inflammation? Ankylosing spondylitis can cause chronic pain for many years and lead to stiffness of your spine gradually. For hand osteoarthritis, you can take glucosamine.
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