Arthritis is a common variable as we age. With that said there are ways to prevent arthritic advancement and promote a healthy spine. The body needs motion to function properly. Undetected joint dysfunction (see joint dysfunction) causes instability in relationship to the joint above and below. Allowing a joint to move in its “designed” motion gives the body a chance to advance its “aging” process in a more uniform/symmetrical stage rather than severe advancement at one or two levels.