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Changes in spine with age

Changes in spine with age

Overview

The spine weakens with age, becoming more curved and more fragile.

Review Date 1/21/2020

Updated by: Gordon A. Starkebaum, MD, MACR, ABIM Board Certified in Rheumatology, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.