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Osteoarthritis is a general term that describes the changes in joints over time. These changes can be in the form of bone spurs, cysts, or narrowing of the spinal joints.

Osteoarthritis occurs in most of the joints in the body as a person ages. When it occurs in the lower back, aches and a feeling of stiffness may result.


  • Stiffness or pain in lower back


  • Normal aging process
  • Previous trauma or fracture

Possible Treatment Options

There are currently no surgical treatment options to treat osteoarthritis. Non-surgical options should be discussed with your physician.

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What Do Our Clients Say…

  • "I had a great experience with my back problems. Dr. Dhupar was able to guide me through a course of non-operative treatment and avoid surgery. I would highly recommend a visit if you have back problems."

  • "My husband suffered for years until Dr. Dhupar stopped his sciatica through a minimally invasive surgical procedure. We are very thankful and highly recommend his services."

  • "Thank you very much for helping me. I had excruciating pain until I had a microdiscectomy. The operation helped me tremendously and I highly recommend the helpful staff at North Colorado Spine.

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