It hurts just reading about that! I've started to get some osteoarthritis in parts of my spine as well - nothing that severe but it showed up on some scans I had done for something else. I am choosing to ignore and am also indulging in some athletic accomplishment fantasies.
Wow. Lots going on in there under the hood!
That's a lot of 'back stuff'. Gentle yoga for starters? I've heard it can work wonders. ;)
Sounds painful. Hope you get some relief.
Thanks for all your thoughts. Sandy, you've dealt with worse for years - go fantasies; Ann, you've got a back almost as bad as mine - guess I can't blame your mother for this one; Hugh, yep Tin Man some days - oil can!; Tom happy new house to you - and my hurts are not so bad compared to many of my contemporaries.
By doing yoga!
Look up synovial fluid and yoga...