Arthritis – Could It Be Part of the Problem

Have you ever wondered if arthritis is relevant to your problem? Did you know that MRI studies over the past 20 years have shown that people WITHOUT low back pain have arthritic (degenerative) changes 90% of the time? 60% of people have a bulging disc while 38% have multiple levels of bulging discs and 30% have joint arthritis. This again is found in those without back pain! So how do you determine the relevance of the finding on an x-ray or MRI to your pain if so many have these findings without pain? Simply put, you have to move the tissue to see the effect different positions and loads have on it. Call if you have questions. We’d love to help you know what is relevant to your condition!