The arthritis of which they speak is osteo-arthritis, not rheumatiod arthritis which deforms joints in hands, arms, and legs.
of the spine can cause bone spurs that put pressure on nerve roots causing pain, numbness, and other sensation. Arthritic facet joints of the back can be very painful.
Treatments include physiotherapy, injections, pain medication, and surgery in cases of severe spine disease.
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