Listen, as Dr. Wang shares the long-term risk factors associated with spinal arthritis.
Well, the spine has so many moving parts and as you develop arthritis, the movement is compromised, just like if you have arthritis of your knee or your hip, and so, when you start to develop arthritis in the spine, you’ll lose some of your motion.
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.