Physical Therapy in Mountain Lakes, NJ
Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in your spine? Are you seeking high-quality physical therapy in the Mountain Lakes, NJ, area? Look no further than Pro Staff Physical Therapy. We have a convenient location in Rockaway to help meet your needs.
The Pro Staff team develops a treatment and care plan based on your preferred activity level and prior experiences to help you achieve the best care possible. Treatment is always specific to each patient and their unique symptoms. We will help you understand osteoarthritis and evaluate where we can improve your symptoms and movement.
What Causes Spinal Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis (OA) can occur in any joint in the body. It is commonly seen in bigger joints like the spine, hip, and shoulders. OA is common and is a normal process of aging. Think of it as wrinkles underneath the skin. When you are diagnosed with OA it can sound scary and may not be related to the symptoms you are having. Understanding what may be causing your pain or movement dysfunction is important for treating your symptoms.
When working with a physical therapist, you will be able to identify why osteoarthritis has occurred and what you can do to ensure your spine stays healthy. You will also be able to come up with exercises to help keep your body moving for all of your favorite activities.
Common Symptoms of Spinal Osteoarthritis
- Pain or stiffness in the back or neck
- Decreased mobility of the back or neck
- Tenderness or swelling in the joints affected
- Pain and stiffness first thing in the morning or with prolonged sitting
How to Treat Spinal Osteoarthritis
Joints need movement to stay healthy. It is essential to give them healthy blood flow and movement to decrease the inflammation of the spinal joints. The common saying goes, “Motion is lotion for the body.”
Spinal OA is addressed by first identifying your symptoms and movement restrictions. Your physical therapist will collaborate with you on exercises and activities that can help decrease your symptoms and improve your mobility.
The physical therapists at Pro Staff will also take the time to help you understand what is going on with your body and address all of your specific needs. Every spine is different, so it is essential to have a skilled physical therapist evaluate and treat any symptoms you may be having.
When to See a PT for Spinal Osteoarthritis
Spinal osteoarthritis can present in many ways, whether you have pain symptoms or loss of mobility. Or you have recently been diagnosed through imaging of your spine. It is best to seek treatment from a physical therapist in the early stages of OA. We are experts when it comes to not only treating symptoms but also helping you manage this diagnosis.
Get Started Today
If you live in the Mountain Lakes, NJ, area, come by and let us help you get back your life. The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team of Rockaway, NJ,, is skilled at addressing all forms of osteoarthritis. Contact our office at 973-983-5607 to schedule an appointment today.