Osteoarthritis of the spine occurs when there is deterioration in the discs between the vertebrae. If you haveOsteoarthritis can affect any joint, including the spine.
The diagnostic process is of most value when patients have symptoms and the doctor is able to track down the reason for those symptoms.
Cause of Spine Osteoarthritis:
-aging of the spinal structures beginning when a person is in their 30s
-repetitive trauma to the spine from accidents, sports injury, work activities, or poor posture
-When the cause is known (i.e., injury, other disease, obesity), it is referred to as secondary osteoarthritis of the spine.
-overweight or obesity, which puts more burden on weightbearing joints like the spine
a family history of osteoarthritis, particularly of the spine.....Treatment of Spine Osteoarthritis:
-medications including NSAIDs....