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What some of the causes degenerative arthritis of spine?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Smoking

Advancing age.

In brief: Smoking

Advancing age.
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Dr. Vikas Patel
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Many cause

Spine degeneration has many causes and most of which are really not well understood.
Some people get degeneration earlier than others and no one really knows why. In actuality, if we live long enough everyone will eventually develop it. Genetics probably plays a role but we don't know which genes. How much you abuse your body over the years also likely adds to the wear and tear of the process.

In brief: Many cause

Spine degeneration has many causes and most of which are really not well understood.
Some people get degeneration earlier than others and no one really knows why. In actuality, if we live long enough everyone will eventually develop it. Genetics probably plays a role but we don't know which genes. How much you abuse your body over the years also likely adds to the wear and tear of the process.
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