The following is a brief overview that links the low back condition with its corresponding assessment procedure and its corresponding treatment.
Degenerative Joint Disease (Osteoarthritis) of the Low Back
Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is also known as osteoarthritis (OA); when this condition occurs in the spine, it may also be called spondylosis.
Spondylolisthesis is a condition of the spine in which one vertebra slips on the vertebra below it. This condition usually occurs in the lumbar spine.
Osteoarthritis Isn’t Just Wear And Tear
The study published shows that even correcting for body mass index and age, osteoarthritis of the knee is twice as common now as it was before the 1950s.
Assessment and Treatment of Specific Musculoskeletal Conditions of the Neck
This blog post introduces and explains how the manual therapist can perform assessment and treatment for specific musculoskeletal conditions of the neck.
Osteoarthritis of the Cervical Spine
The causative mechanism of osteoarthritis is excessive physical stress placed on the joint, resulting in cartilage and then bony degeneration.