Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

A nerve becomes pinched as pressure is placed on the nerve. Nerves compose the central nervous system and travel from the brain and spine out into the rest of the body. Nearby tissue and bone within the spinal canal can become displaced or deteriorate and compress surrounding nerves. As the nerves become pinched, debilitating pain will arise and mobility will become limited. Pinched nerves most commonly occur within the cervical and lumbar region of the spine. Get the best pinched nerve treatment Los Angeles & Beverly Hills has to offer with Dr. Yashar’s team at Yashar Neurosurgery.

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Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

Localized Pain - Depending on the location of the compressed nerve, pain will be centered around this area of the spine.

Numbness & Tingling - Numbness and tingling may be central to the site of compression and may also radiate out to other areas of the body.

Radiating Pain - Pain will travel throughout the body as pressure is placed on the nerve. This pain can also extend out to the extremities.

Muscle Fatigue & Weakness - Muscles may become weakened and fatigued as the nerves that control the muscle become compromised by compression.

Cause of Osteoarthritis

Although osteoarthritis has no definite cause, there are a few leading factors that may contribute to this condition. Over time, the spine becomes worn down and is more susceptible to arthritis of the spine. Excess weight can create pressure and stress the joints which may lead to this condition. Traumatic injuries sustained from accidents or sports can result in arthritis of the spine. If there is a family history of spinal conditions, patients may be more likely to have this condition.

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Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis

Dr. Yashar strives to help all patients effectively treat their spine conditions with the leading treatment options in Los Angeles. He will meet with each patient one-on-one to clearly evaluate, identify and diagnose their spinal condition. During the initial consultation, he will perform a thorough physical exam, discuss all present symptoms and conduct any necessary testing. Additional testing may include MRIs, CT scans or x-ray exams to understand all aspects of the condition. Through all gathered information, Dr. Yashar will devise a personalized comprehensive treatment plan.

Treatment Options

All treatment plans start with conservative methods of treatment. Dr. Yashar begins all treatment with more controlled forms of treatment to offer safer alternatives to surgery. Conservative therapy may include injection therapy, physical therapy, medication and pain management. If these efforts fail, Dr. Yashar may suggest our minimally invasive spine surgery. For osteoarthritis, we offer our innovative decompression treatment options. Dr. Yashar specializes in discectomy, foraminotomy and various other procedures to treat arthritis of the spine.

Contact our friendly staff at Yashar Neurosurgery to book your consultation and find relief today.

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