Went to the chiropractor for back pain last week and he took x-rays of my lower back and upper spine. If you look at my x-ray, the upper vertebrae are in good shape but if look at the 3 vertebrae visible at the bottom, there are bone spurs and evidence of arthritis. The Dr thought it was from my years of heavy squats and the impacts of the bar on my back.
Now I haven’t squatted heavy in years due to knee issues but apparently the damage is already done. Getting old sucks, boys. Be careful out there.