This seems to have always been a condition that we expect to have as we get into our later golden years.
But for spinal patients, this condition happens so much earlier and can get into advanced stages so quickly.
I was really shocked to read that there are over 100 different types of arthritis.
We know the common ones:
Osteoarthritis Swelling and painful joints and stiffness. Normally called Degenerative Arthritis
Rheumatoid Is a chronic disease that can come and go and each person may be affected differently
I believe , but I could be wrong, that the Osteoarthritis would be the most common for the Spinal patients.
Either way, arthritis can become very crippling. The pain and stiffness associated with it combined with other spinal problems really can play havoc.
How have you be impacted?
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences