Located in Keller, Texas, Trinity Spine and Orthopedics is a group of orthopedic doctors in Fort Worth with a simple mission: to provide care, education, and comfort for our patients in an environment where they can truly feel Christ’s power and love. When patients come to us, we want them to know that not only are they in capable hands but gentle ones as well.
We don’t want to tell you what to do. Our orthopedic doctors treat you as a partner and want you to play an active role in your treatment regardless of whether it’s therapy, pain management, or surgery. For optimal results, you’ll have to take certain measures, such as strengthening your body before or after surgery and going through the appropriate care. It’s more than just surgery with passive input from you. We work with you to layout a plan for your treatment so that you are fully aware and prepared before we get started.
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They may watch you walk to see if there's anything off about your gait, which can indicate compression on your spinal cord.
They will do a physical exam to assess the range of motion in your neck and to check your reflexes and muscle function in your arms and legs.
They will ask questions about your symptoms, such as when they started, what can make the pain feel worse or better, and so on.
In order to diagnose neck osteoarthritis, a healthcare provider will start by taking a medical history.
Other factors that can play a role in neck osteoarthritis include injury, a job or hobby that requires lots of repetitive motion or heavy lifting that puts stress on the cervical spine and being overweight.
With age, the discs begin to dry out due to natural dehydration throughout the body, causing them to flatten.
The main cause of these changes is simple wear-and-tear to the structures of the cervical spine that takes place over time.
With thinner padding, the vertebrae also become closer to each other, leaving less room for the individual spinal nerves that extend out from the spinal cord.
Sometimes this stimulates the growth of bony projections along the edges called bone spurs (osteophytes).
This friction also can cause tiny fragments of bone to break off and float in the synovial fluid, causing pain and inflammation.
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