https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoarthritis/expert-answers/arthritis/faq-20058457

The phrase "degenerative changes" in the spine refers to osteoarthritis of the spine. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Doctors may also refer to ...

https://redefinehealthcare.com/thoracic-degenerative-joint-disease/

The thoracic spine, or mid back, is the largest section of the back and ... Inflammation and degenerative changes to the facet joints may result in pain, loss of ...

https://www.columbiaspine.org/condition/degenerative-spine-conditions/

In the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, all vertebrae are essentially similar. ... Degenerative spinal changes can affect almost every structure of the spine.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/150110-degenerative-changes-of-the-thoracic-spine/

The thoracic spine is the mid-portion of your back and extends from the base of the neck to the bottom of the rib cage. It is made up of 12 thoracic vertebrae, ...

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16912-degenerative-back-conditions

Degenerative changes in the spine are those that cause the loss of normal structure and/or function. They are not typically due to a specific injury but rather to ...

https://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/spinal-osteoarthritis-degenerative-arthritis-of-the-spine

Sep 9, 2017 ... WebMD looks at spinal osteoarthritis, including the causes, ... of nerve involvement such as weakness, reflex changes, or loss of sensation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29482347

Acta Radiol. 2018 Nov;59(11):1343-1350. doi: 10.1177/0284185118761205. Epub 2018 Feb 26. Degenerative changes of the thoracic spine do exist in patients ...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5893484/

The fissures do not change appearance ..... almost never occurs in the thoracic spine.

http://www.laserspineinstitute.com/back_problems/degenerative_spine/what_causes/

Degenerative changes in the spine are common and occur in most people, with varying degrees of severity. There are several contributing factors for these ...

https://www.medicinenet.com/degenerative_disc/article.htm

Degenerative disc disease and sciatica facts; What is the design of the spine? ... of the thoracic spine), and five vertebrae in the low back (lumbar vertebrae of the ... these areas are subject to wear and tear over time (degenerative changes).