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Osteoarthritis: Management of Spinal Osteoarthritis

Spondylosis Treatments and Management Options

Back pain is incredibly common today—and as our population ages, back pain caused by spinal osteoarthritis (also called spondylosis) is becoming more prevalent. For the primary care doctor, this means that many spondylotic patients will be coming to your office:  How best do you manage this osteoarthritis patient?

A panel of pain management experts discusses this osteoarthritis-related question in this video (part of a video series on addressing osteoarthritis in the primary care setting).

How do you motivate them to exercise? What medications are appropriate? These questions and others are covered, and watching this video, you will learn valuable tips for spinal osteoarthritis management.

The panelists are:

  • Charles E. Argoff, MD: Professor of Neurology at Albany Medical College and Director or the Comprehensive Pain Center at Albany Medical Center
  • John F. Peppin, DO, FACP: Director, Clinical Research Division at The Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass
  • Steven P. Stanos, DO: Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Medical Director, Center for Pain Management at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

The video is moderated by Joseph Shurman, MD; he is the Chairman of Pain Management at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA.


First published on: May 17, 2012