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Degenerative Lumbar Disc
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
Yes: Working with a chiropractor is a common conservative treatment option. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more
Can you tell me the life expectancy of an individual with degenerative cervical and lumbar disc disease?
What can cause lumbar degenerative disc disease? Had no trauma, exercise 4-5 x/week (aerobics), don't smoke, healthy weight, eat well, no family hx
DDD: After the age of 35, the water and protein content of the cartilage of the body changes. this may cause the gradual deterioration of the disc between the vertebrae is referred to as degenerative disc disease. Usually a combination of treatments is used to help manage the disorder. Most patients treated with non-surgical treatments, but in some cases surgery is necessary. ...Read more
Is there a cure for Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease? I am overweight and cannot walk more than 10 steps without severe pain.
Treatment not cure: Lumbar degenerative disc disease can usually be managed with weight loss, exercise, anti-inflammatories and non-narcotic pain relievers. Surgery is reserved for severe cases accompanied by stenosis or necrologic symptoms. Diabetes and obesity compromise the outcome of surgery. ...Read more
Yes.: Any sort of trauma, including falls, excessive strain, or being hit, could potentially irritate lumbar degenerative discs. ...Read more
Can be: ? Whether cervical scoliosis, arthritis & lumbar DDD are related to fibromyalgia, FM. One of the multiple co-factors seemingly co-causal of FM is global muscle atrophy & weakness, leading to widespread myalgia & tender points in spastic muscles repetitively stressed/injured by gravitational forces. Painful skeletal derangements can incite sedentariness with loss of muscle mass/tone. Gravity Rules. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are indications for spinal stimulation implant? I have cervical spondyl. and torn lumbar disc w/ degenerative disc disease. Tens unit helps.
Which excercises are helpfull or ok to carry out without harming myself since I have lumbar disc degenrative disease(l3-l4, l4-l5, l5-s1) with sciatica?
70-90%: The normal young adult disk is about 70-90% water, but it is held in the cells and other parts of the disk. Some of the molecules act like sponges to suck in and hold onto the water molecules. As we stand and sit and work throughout the day, some gets squeezed out; when we lie down and rest, those molecules suck it back in. As the disk ages, the percentage will decrease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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