Arthritis is a very poor term for the spine. This term is more appropriate for a peripheral joint such as a knee or hip where there is wearing of cartilage. The spine is programmed in many people to develop wear and arthritis is not a good term for these individuals.

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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.