The following are Arthritis risk factors for both Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis.
To best understand the risk factors of spinal arthritis one should understand that spinal arthritis is a degenerative condition related to aging and seen more frequently in the female and older patients. . Below are some more details on the causes of this condition:
- Aging – Deterioration of joint cartilage can begin as early as age 30, but accelerates after age 50.
- Gender – In general, spinal arthritis is more common in post-menopausal women.
- Obesity – Excess weight put stress on the facet joints, contributing to cartilage deterioration.
- Other Disease – Gout, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and infections can cause spinal arthritis.
- Genetics – A family history of arthritis or other abnormal joint conditions increases your risk.
- We have a variety of minimally invasive procedures that offer a welcome alternative to the risks and lengthy recuperation of an open spine surgery.
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