Spinal degenerative disease, also known as spondylosis is not a life-threatening condition but is part of the normal ageing process. It is not curable, but it is treatable.
As a result it is extremely widespread, becoming more common as people get older. They say that the longer we live, the more the water and protein content begins to change our cartilage in our joints.
It is estimated that back pain alone affects about one in five of the population at any one time, and that 80 per cent of people will experience back pain at some time in their lives. Neck problems, although less common, also account for a good deal of suffering. As we age so do our backs which suffer simple wear and tear in a normal day but this begins to deteriorate and make degenerative changes. It can affect any area of your spine and cause different types of pain.
However, they do say now that although you think and fear that the pain will worsen as you get older and older, in fact they say that it is just the opposite as the lower back pain caused from it will in fact become slightly better.
I say, the jury is out on this statement but if this is true then roll on old age………………