Degenerative arthritis of the spine causes its soft disks, which serve as cushions, to shrink and dry out, according to Mayo Clinic. This can result in painful bone spurs, loss of spinal flexibility, weakness and numbnes... More »

Treatment for a degenerative spine may include heat and cold therapy, physical therapy, medication or surgery, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Degeneration of the spine is a normal part of aging and affects nearly... More »

Arthritis in the spine, generally the osteoarthritis form, breaks down the cartilage in the joints and discs in the lower back and neck. Older people get arthritis more often than younger people, and they may experience ... More »

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