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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Lumbar Spondylosis

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Are there nonsurgical treatments for lumbar spondylosis?

Are there nonsurgical treatments for lumbar spondylosis?

Yes : It is another name for age related changes to the spine and does not require any specific treatment other than we should all exercise routinely. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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Tell me whether cervical / lumbar spondylosis has got any permanent treatment?

Tell me whether cervical / lumbar spondylosis has got any permanent treatment?

No quick answer: Spondylosis is also known as stenosis. It occurs as we get older. It occurs with trauma and repetitive spinal micro trauma. We can't prevent it. When it cause neurologic problems surgery might be needed to decompress neural structures such as nerve roots and the spinal cord. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lumbar spondylosis i.E narrowed space between L5 and s1?

What is the treatment for lumbar spondylosis i.E narrowed space between L5 and s1?

Not surgery: Spondylosis is ubiquitous in the middle ages and beyond. Research has shown that it is not possible to reliably and definitively diagnosis/isolate spondylosis as a primary cause of lbp to predict any level of success with injections or surgery. Patients are best off trying noninvasive measures including wellness initiatives such as exercise, weight reduction, stress management, mindfulness, etc. ...Read more

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What happens during the advanced stages of lumbar spondylosis?

What happens during the advanced stages of lumbar spondylosis?

It means you are old: It means you are getting to a ripe old age or you have a geneitic predispostion to develop this or you were or are a smoker or sll the above. ...Read more

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What are sign and symptoms of cervical and lumbar spondylosis?

What are sign and symptoms of cervical and lumbar spondylosis?

Usually none: This is a descriptive term to note age related changes of the spine that could eventually lead to an inflammation which would them cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Will lumbar spondylosis respond to chiropractic manipulation?

Chiro #1 for Back Pn: Chiropractic has been proven to be the #1 treatment for low back pain. Chiropractic is effective in treating this condition. Research demonstrates spinal manipulation and specific rehabilitation in conjunction the best management. Research also demonstrates that once you have back pain, it will reoccur. A Doctor of Chiropractic can help you manage it through adjustments and home exercise programs ...Read more

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Could lumbar spondylosis respond to chiropractic manipulation?

It is quite likely: Spondylosis patients often respond well to chiropractic adjustments. Recent studies show that those with chronic low back pain show the most improvement with chiropractic, versus physical therapy and medications. ...Read more

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Can cervical spondylosis, if left untreated, cause lumbar spondylosis?

No: Cervical spondylosis has nothing to do with the lumbar one. Both can co-exist, though, but none is caused by the presence of the other. ...Read more

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Severe multilevel lumbar spondylosis worst at L3-4 and L4-5 what can be done about this?

Several things: First, you need to assess your health status in terms of regular exercise, weight control & tobacco use. Are you getting a good night's sleep on a good mattress? If the pain persists or is getting worse, try over the counter medication & a simple back support &local heat applications. If no better, see primary care doctor for evaluation &to discuss next steps such as medication, PT, imaging ...Read more