Osteoarthritis (or spondylosis)

Osteoarthritis (or spondylosis) is also called wear and tear. Osteoarthritis is often associated with old age, but osteoarthritis can occur at all ages.

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Common Osteoarthritis symptoms

Osteoarthritis is the alteration of cartilage in joints. The cartilage gets an irregular surface due to overburdening, which makes the joints more difficult to move. This can be very painful. The symptoms are often at their peak after a period of rest and become less with movement. Osteoarthritis mainly occurs in joints of the neck, shoulders, hips, hands, and knees.

Common osteoarthritis symptoms
  • Painful joints
  • Stiffness or stiff feeling
  • Decrease in freedom of movement



Primary (or idiopathic) osteoarthritis

Primary osteoarthritis has no identifiable cause. Osteoarthritis caused by old age also falls under this group.

Secondary osteoarthritis

Secondary osteoarthritis does have a specific cause, for example, a congenital misalignment or an accident.


Treatment for Osteoarthritis

The presence of osteoarthritis can cause back pain. The correct use of the back affects the degree of back pain due to osteoarthritis. It is important to keep moving with osteoarthritis, without overloading the joints.

Common treatment methods for back pain due to osteoarthritis are:
  • Reducing pain
  • Increasing mobility
  • Learning correct posture
  • Increasing strength and stability (exercises)



Exercise Therapy for Osteoarthritis

The David treatment will, among other things, be aimed at reducing muscle tension, reducing pain, giving tips/advice regarding your posture, and rebalancing (strengthening and stabilizing) your back.

  • Reducing muscle tension
  • Reducing pain
  • Increasing mobility
  • Learning the correct posture
  • Increasing strength and stability in the back (Exercise Therapy)


Patient Experiences

David has treated more than a million people with back pain in more than 25 countries over the last 10 years. Read the patient experiences on our blog page.

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