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What Is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a general medical term that defines any condition that inflames the joints and aggravates the surrounding tissues. There are about 100 specific types of arthritis. In the US alone, about 54 million people suffer from some form of arthritis. Knee arthritis causes knee pain of course, but the condition may also be responsible for lower back pain. Degenerative arthritis, on the other hand, can show up in almost any joint in your body, causing:

• Upper back pain
• Middle back pain
• Neck pain
• Shoulder pain
• Hip pain

You have to find out which type of arthritis you have before you can get arthritis pain relief. The Spine & Rehab Group have specialized doctors who understand the symptoms associated with the different types of arthritis. Dr. Amr Hosny and his team are expert arthritis specialists at locations like the Financial District in NYC or East Brunswick in NJ.

What Are My Arthritis Treatment Options?
The first plan of action is to determine if your pain is from arthritis, and if so, which form of arthritis you have. Rheumatoid arthritis, for example, may have a different recommended treatment than secondary arthritis.

Once your doctor has reached a definitive diagnosis, the next step is to relieve the pain and swelling. Over-the-counter pain medication relieve your pain temporarily, while icing the area brings the swelling down. Your arthritis specialist may also suggest physical therapy to improve your joint health and minimize damage. Other effective arthritis treatments include:

• Cervical epidural steroid injections if you have arthritis in your neck
• Thoracic epidural steroid injections for arthritis in your upper back
• Lumbar epidural steroid injections if you have arthritis in your lower back
• Trigger point injections
• Facet joint injections
• Caudal epidural steroid injections
• Radiofrequency rhizotomy or radiofrequency neurotomy sessions

If you’re suffering from painful arthritis, book an appointment with the arthritis specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group. With eight locations from Greenwich Village in Manhattan to Paramus in New Jersey, there’s one near you. Contact the office today.