Dr. Wang describes cervical spine arthritis.
Cervical arthritis is kind of a general term. The most common form is just age-related changes, but there are people that have other types of arthritis that are more part of a systemic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, and that can affect the spine. In general, when we see degenerative changes in the cervical spine, we can call that generally, cervical arthritis.
About Dr. Wang, M.D.:
Dr. Jeffrey Wang, M.D., is the Chief of Spine Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He specializes in all spine disorders in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar area. His research interests include gene therapy for the treatment of spinal disorders, minimally invasive surgery for spinal disorders, bone growth biological proteins, and biomedical engineering of non-invasive spine surgery using high intensity focused ultrasonic waves.