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Osteoarthritis is a general term that describes the changes in joints over time. These changes can be in the form of bone spurs, cysts, or narrowing of the spinal joints.

Osteoarthritis occurs in most of the joints in the body as a person ages. When it occurs in the lower back, aches and a feeling of stiffness may result.

Symptoms

  • Stiffness or pain in lower back

Causes

  • Normal aging process
  • Previous trauma or fracture

Possible Treatment Options

There are currently no surgical treatment options to treat osteoarthritis. Non-surgical options should be discussed with your physician.

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