New York Spine Institute Spine Services

Spine Conditions: Arthritis

New York Spine Institute provides high-quality care and individualized treatment for individuals dealing with arthritis. Our offices throughout greater New York City are dedicated to relieving your symptoms so you can live a healthy life. We are here to help you on your way toward recovery.


Arthritis, is not just a singular disease but a means of referring to inflammation of the joints, or joint disease.  It is seen as a common disease, and the severity of its symptoms can vary.

Arthritis typically becomes noticeable with age.  However, personal injury, and genetic predispositions can increase a person’s risk of developing arthritis at an earlier age.  Our arthritis specialists at New York Spine Institute have decades of experience serving those afflicted with arthritis. We develop the most appropriate path of treatment for each of our clients, to help them live happier and healthier lives.  Our offices are located throughout Greater New York City, Long Island, White Plains, and Newburgh, NY. Contact us today and speak with an arthritis specialist.

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Why Choose NYSI


At New York Spine Institute, you are supplied specialized care that fits your needs so you you can return back to all the activities you love without the painful symptoms that accompany arthritis.


With decades of experiences the professional staff at NYSI is head by Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS. The spine doctors at NYSI are industry leaders in various disorders and offer individualized treatment plans.


At the NYSI we are accommodating to our patients of different backgrounds. Our professional staff speaks a mixture of languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, and Russian.

Understanding The Causes Of  Your Arthritis

Cartilage is a connective tissue found in many areas of the body. Cartilage is a tough but flexible tissue that is the main type of connective tissue in the body. Around 65–80% of cartilage is water, although that decreases in older people, and the rest is a gel-like substance called the ‘matrix’ that gives it its form and function. Arthritis is most commonly seen in adults over the age of 65, however, it may also develop in children, teens, and young adults. This inflammation of the joints disorder is more common in women than men, also in people who are overweight.

Diagnosing Your Arthritis

Pain is very subjective with Arthritis and can vary person to person. It is an inflammation of the joints.that can identified with over 100 different types. It can affect one or multiple joints. Two of the most common types are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The symptoms of the disease typically show up gradually but it is possible it may appear suddenly.

Some risk factors may increase an individual’s chances of getting arthritis or even make it  worse. By changing the risk factors you can control, you can decrease your risk of getting arthritis or making arthritis worse. Arthritis has various risk factors some you can control and others you cannot.

Controllable Risk Factors:

*Being overweight- Healthy eating and physical activity can help you lose weight and stay at a healthy weight. This will take stress of your joints.

*Joint injury/repetitive stress- protect joints from injury and perform special exercises that can be given to you through our services.

*Smoking-  smoking cigarettes can increases a person’s risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and can make the disease worse.* Smoking can also discourage staying physically active which is important for symptom management.

*Occupation- Physical jobs may require repetitive movements that may affect your knee and hip joints. Be aware of your physical limitations and make sure your work site is safe for the physical work you do.

Uncontrollable Factors:

*Age- risk increases as you get older.

* Gender- women are far more likely than men to be diagnosed.

*Genetics- People born with specific genes are more likely to develop certain types of arthritis.

Meeting with one of our professional staff is the a step in the right direction toward diagnosing your arthritis. One of our doctors will perform a physical examine in order to determine if there’s fluid surrounding the joints where you experience discomfort. Extracting and analyzing inflammation levels in your blood and joint fluids can help your doctor determine what kind of arthritis you have.

Treatment Options For Arthritis

Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may be treated with imaging scans such as as an  X-ray, MRI, and CT scans to produce an image of your bones and cartilage. In order to rule out other caused to your symptoms such as bone spurs.

The severity of your arthritis could depend on your treatment options. There’s non-invasive approaches such as physical therapy with our licensed physical therapist Michael Friar D.P.D. A medication plan in order to suppress symptoms, a review of medical history as long as implementing a workout and diet plan may also help.* For extreme cases surgery is an option for your knees, hip, or other approaches, visit our spinal surgeries page to learn more and consult one of our doctors so they can lead you in the right direction.

*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary by patient and condition. New York Spine Institute does not guarantee certain results.


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