This term among the folks, arthritis; refers to physician’s term for new bone formation, “osteophytes”. Why do these new bone formations occur? This is the remedy that nature came up with for the pain due to the hyperactivity between the spinal bones. In other words, nature is trying to find a solution similar to “fusion surgery” or “instrumentation”, ie fusing the bones with screws and rods, of modern medicine. Occasionally, disruption of systems that regulate the rate of calcium metabolism in the body can result in similar arthritis.
However, these new bone formations can compress the nerves to reveal symptoms similar to “canal narrowing” or “lumbar disc herniation” as well. As a result, there is no other remedy then taking these new bones away; ie, surgery. Of course, the operation that needs to be done can vary between a simple closed surgery and complex fusion surgeries.