Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of the cartilage in a joint. That cartilage serves as a cushion between bones and the breakdown of this tissue leads to pain and inflammation. Osteoarthritis is caused by both genetics and abuse to the cartilage in the joints from overuse, injury and obesity.
If I had an episode of lower back pain, am I always going to be more likely to have lower back pain in the future? It is true that once you have an episode of lower back pain or shooting leg pain, you are probably more likely to have it in the…