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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
25 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Spinal Arthritis: Spondylosis is a general term for arthritis of the spine.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
Stay mobile: I tell my patients to stay mobile and exercise as much as they can, and formal therapy can also improve one's back problems.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Move: Wht ever gets and keeps you moving and you enjoy.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually none: This is a descriptive term to note age related changes of the spine that could eventually lead to an inflammation which would them cause symptoms.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Smoking and DDD: That's a bit tricky. It is uncontested that degeneration occurs 4-5x the frequency in smokers—so do postop complications. Why? Likely a couple reasons ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Not to worry: There is not much to do about the scoliosis now. Of course that depends on how severely curved the spine is. The arthritis or spondylosis I am sorry t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Can be seen as early as age 10.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Only while alive: It occurs in all with age.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Spondylolysis, a stress fracture of pars interarticularis, is a common cause of back pain in young athletes. It most often occurs at lumber vertebra ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Varies: Always as one ages but accelerated by smoking and if a genetic predisposition. Obesity also has a negative effect.
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