Varies. Always as one ages but accelerated by smoking and if a genetic predisposition. Obesity also has a negative effect.
Spinal Arthritis. Spondylosis is a general term for arthritis of the spine.
Degenerative change. A medical term describing degenerative changes of the spine.
Yes. Can be seen as early as age 10.
Only while alive. It occurs in all with age.
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 and results from acute hyperextension or repetitive extensive loading. Ballet, weight lifting, gymnastics, and football are well known sports activities in which repetitive extensive loading of lumbar spine occurs.
Leg pain. Spondylolsis is the degeneration of the disks in the spine. Lumbar spondylolsis is quite common and is associated with leg pain and back pain. Leg pain often trumps the back pain and is often made worse with walking and physical activity. The leg pain will resolve with resting. When instability of the spine occurs the back pain is often worse. Spondylolsis so common but is often asymptotic.
You are older than. It just means you are older than 10 as that is the age we can start to see age related changes start to occur in the spine which progress with time.
Core. Usually what is described as core strengthening exercises. By strengthening your core, your symptoms can improve and also you will potentially be able to do more as well.
Nothing. Nothing so do not worry about it as it is a radiology description of age related spine changes.
It means you are old. It means you are getting to a ripe old age or you have a geneitic predispostion to develop this or you were or are a smoker or sll the above.