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Back Pain, Degenerative Spine Conditions, and Aging Go Hand in Hand

Posted by Steve Kim, D.O. on Mar 6, 2019 8:06:00 AM

Let’s count them up. In our spines, we have 26 bone disks, or vertebrae. When you add to that a few decades (or more) of life, our chances for back pain really stack up – so it’s no wonder the World Health Organization estimates that 60 to 70 percent of us will experience lower back pain as we age. The truth, which is no surprise, is that along with aging comes wear and tear in all our joints; our vertebrae are not immune. And degenerative spine is the most common cause of that back pain in older adults.

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Topics: degenerative spine conditions, osteoarthritis of the spine, what are the risk factors for degenerative spine, self care tips for degenerative spine pain

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