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WHAT IS IT? Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and affects millions of people. It occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time. This in turn causes the bone ends to cause friction and rub against eachother. this mostly occurs in the hands, knees and especially in the spinal region

CAUSE? Although scientist and and doctors do not know the direst cause for osteoarthritits, they belive it is linked to joint wear and tear, and excessive body mass that has affect on joints.

SYMPTOMS? may cause stiffness or pain in neck or back. It may also cause weakness or numbness in the legs or arms if it is severe enough to affect spinal nerves or the spinal cord itself. back discomfort is relieved when the person is lying down.

TREATMENT? Although there are no direct treatments for osteoarthritis, a doctor may prescribe a medicine. lifestyle changes can also be made to help relive and problem caused by this. losing weight and doing aeorbic exercises aresome of the many options one can have.

CAREERS? There are many careers wtihin the medical field that relates to such spinal pronlems. primarly a chiropractor that may help someone in need of spinal tension releasing,

SOURCES"Managing Osteoarthritis at Work." EverydayHealth.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2015."Osteoarthritis of Spine." Dreamstime. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2015."Spinal Arthritis - Causes ' Treatments | Sinicropi Spine." Dr Stefano Sinicropi MD Spinal Arthritis Causes Treatments Comments. N.p., 28 May 2014. Web. 09 Feb. 2015.




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