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 » 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

Some types of arthritis are hereditary, according to WebMD. Arthritis is a general medical term that refers to inflammation in a joint. This inflammation can be due to infection, injury, genetic defect or other causes. S... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Some common bone disorders include fractures, arthritis, curvatures of the spine and osteoporosis, according to WebMD, MedicineNet and Mayo Clinic. There are several types of broken bones, according to WebMD. They are di... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The health effects of dysplasia vary according to the type of dysplasia, ranging from cervical cancer and arthritis to bone deformity and hearing loss, according to WebMD and Mayo Clinic. Dysplasia, which is the aggressi... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Thoracic spine disorders include adult kyphosis, Scheuermann’s kyphosis, herniated thoracic disks and compression fractures, according to the Center for Neuro and Spine. Additional disorders include thoracic tumors, thor... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Cervical spondylosis, or arthritis of the neck, is initially treated with nonmedical interventions, such as resting the spine or applying heat or cold packs, and using over-the-counter pain-relief medications, according ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases