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Dose severe djd lumbar spine causes a person to have pain?

Dose severe djd lumbar spine causes a person to have pain?

Maybe: I've seen people with terrible looking MRI have no pain at all. Pain is a relative and subjective thing, so yes it can cause lots of pain, or may cause no pain at all. It's best to stay active, build your muscles up with a supervised program so your bones will be supported better. ...Read more

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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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I have djd in my thoracic and lumbar spine. What can I do?

All depends: Are you treating imaging findings? Or are you also having symptoms? ...Read more

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What could cause a annular tear in lumbar spine l5?

What could cause a annular tear in lumbar spine l5?

Annular tear: The disk is made of two types of cartilage: a softer inner nucleus pulposis and a fibrous stiffer annulus fibrosis. As we age, the connective tissue of the body dries out and becomes stiffer, producing wrinkles and bulges in our skin- parts of our body sag and bulge as we age, including disks. Annular fissures or tears are asymptomatic cracks in disks, a weak spot where a disk might herniate. ...Read more

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Degenerative changes of the lumbar spine with moderately severe narrowing of L4 L5 neural foramina?

Degenerative changes of the lumbar spine with moderately severe narrowing of L4 L5 neural foramina?

Spine degeneration: You may already know this, but degeneration simply refers to aging changes in the spine which occur in all of us - disc narrowing and dessication, spinal joint arthritis, bone spurs, etc. The significance of narrowed foramina (also caused by aging changes) is that nerves can get pinched in the area of narrowing, and pinched nerves can result in leg pain. Talk to your doc about treatment options. ...Read more

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I am 19, generally healthy, not obese, who do i have arthrosis in my lumbar spine? Underlying cause?

Lumbar spondylosis: Lumbar spondylosis or arthrosis is arthritis in the low back. A combination of genetics, sports, work, and tobacco use can contribute to arthritis in the low back. Strengthen core muscles, maintain good nutrition, and avoid smoking to slow progression of the arthritis. ...Read more

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Can pain in my lumbar spine cause pain and cramps in my pelvic area?

Yes it is possible: yes it is possible that pain in the lumbar spine can cause pain and cramps in my pelvic area. ...Read more

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What is the typical effective dose of radiation of a lumbar spine X-ray?

What is the typical effective dose of radiation of a lumbar spine X-ray?

Very technical , -: -& it depends on the power of the dream, as well as the distance from it. U would have 2 use these figures 2calculate the radiation dose. Older machines will give U more exposure as compared 2 newer digital imaging. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve somewhere in the lumbar spine cause localized swelling in the leg?

Can a pinched nerve somewhere in the lumbar spine cause localized swelling in the leg?

Not at all: Localized swelling in a limb implies that there is a local inflammatory reaction going on or possibly a vascular block a pinched nerve, however, will cause pain, numbness, and tingling. Some people describe a feeling as if they were swollen but swelling does not actually occur in a localized area as you are describing. ...Read more

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Could spinal stenosis in lumbar spine cause bluish color feet?

Could spinal stenosis in lumbar spine cause bluish color feet?

No: The symptoms of spinal stenosis can sometimes mimic those of vascular disease (clogging of blood vessels). I would see your doctor and get this checked out right away. Patients with vascular disease in the legs may also have it in the heart (leading to the potential for a heart attack)>. ...Read more

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