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Changes in spine with age

Changes in spine with age


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

Review Date 10/18/2015

Updated by: Gordon A. Starkebaum, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.