Please see the index below for a list of all our articles on Osteoarthritis.

If you are new to the subject, we recommend starting with: Osteoarthritis of the Spine

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis that primarily affects the back (spine) and produces pain and stiffness.

Bone spurs develop as a result of continuous wear and tear on joints associated with conditions like osteoarthritis.

Bone spurs can cause pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility, often affecting the joints in the spine, knees, hips, and shoulders.

Bone spurs are diagnosed through imaging tests like x-rays or MRI scans and a physical examination by a healthcare provider.

Diagnosing spinal arthritis involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, and imaging tests.

Osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis) can cause breakdown of cartilage between the facet joints. When the joints move, the lack of the cartilage causes pain as well as loss of motion and stiffness.