Lumbar osteoarthritis, or spinal osteoarthritis, is the degeneration of the joints and cartilage in the lumbar spine, according to Spine-health. It is one of the most common causes of back pain in individuals over the ag... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

Early signs of osteoarthritis include joint pain and tenderness, joint stiffness, clicking or cracking joints, and reduced range of motion in affected joints, according to Healthline. Patients typically experience joint ... More » Health Older Adults
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