6. Spondylosis

In the U.S., approximately 27 million people deal with osteoarthritis. Lumbar spine osteoarthritis accounts for as much as 85 percent of back pain felt by Americans. Spondylosis occurs when the cushioned spaces between the discs thin, and bone spurs or osteophytes form on the joints and cause pain and stiffness. The standard treatment includes self-care, medications, physical therapy, and, sometimes, acupuncture.

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