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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
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Radiculopathy (Definition)

Also called “pinched nerve root, ” this occurs when a spinal nerve root is compressed, inflamed, or damaged, causing symptoms of pain, numbness or weakness. Often, nerve roots are affected in the neck or in the lower back. This leads to symptoms that affect certain regions of ...Read more


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Lumbar spondylosis, should walking exercises be continued?

Lumbar spondylosis, should walking exercises be continued?

Stay mobile: I tell my patients to stay mobile and exercise as much as they can, and formal therapy can also improve one's back problems.

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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.

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Can anyone tell me details of smoking that leads to lumbar spondylosis?

Can anyone tell me details of smoking that leads to lumbar spondylosis?

Smoking and DDD: That's a bit tricky. It is uncontested that degeneration occurs 4-5x the frequency in smokers—so do postop complications. Why? Likely a couple reasons. 1) nicotine interferes with small vessels which exchange nutrients into the disc, without which it will not survive 2) carbon monoxide levels displace oxygen, which is necessary for disk (and body) health, combine the above for a double insult.

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Hi this is nessa I am 65 years I am suffering with lumbar spondylosis with levoscoliosis. Is it something I should really worry about. What is the trea?

Hi this is nessa I am 65 years I am suffering with lumbar spondylosis with levoscoliosis. Is it something I should really worry about. What is the trea?

Not to worry: There is not much to do about the scoliosis now. Of course that depends on how severely curved the spine is. The arthritis or spondylosis I am sorry to say stays. There are medication that can help but spondylosis remains. Surgery to prevent the curve from getting worse is also available. If the pain radiates down the legs, then evaluation for disc disease is needed. Good luck.

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Could a child get lumbar spondylosis?

Could a child get lumbar spondylosis?

Yes: Spondylolysis, a stress fracture of pars interarticularis, is a common cause of back pain in young athletes. It most often occurs at lumber vertebra and results from acute hyperextension or repetitive extensive loading. Ballet, weight lifting, gymnastics, and football are well known sports activities in which repetitive extensive loading of lumbar spine occurs.

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How does lumbar spondylosis progress?

How does lumbar spondylosis progress?

Varies: Always as one ages but accelerated by smoking and if a genetic predisposition. Obesity also has a negative effect.

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What are symptoms of lumbar spondylosis?

Leg pain: Spondylolsis is the degeneration of the disks in the spine. Lumbar spondylolsis is quite common and is associated with leg pain and back pain. Leg pain often trumps the back pain and is often made worse with walking and physical activity. The leg pain will resolve with resting. When instability of the spine occurs the back pain is often worse. Spondylolsis so common but is often asymptotic

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What is some info on thoraco lumbar spondylosis?

You are older than: It just means you are older than 10 as that is the age we can start to see age related changes start to occur in the spine which progress with time.

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What are the exercise for treating lumbar spondylosis?

What are the exercise for treating lumbar spondylosis?

Core: Usually what is described as core strengthening exercises. By strengthening your core, your symptoms can improve and also you will potentially be able to do more as well.

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What can happen if you do not treat lumbar spondylosis?

What can happen if you do not treat lumbar spondylosis?

Nothing: Nothing so do not worry about it as it is a radiology description of age related spine changes.

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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.

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What happens when you get to the advanced stages of lumbar spondylosis?

Se. Below: Gradual improvement in back ache with possible worsening of leg pain as the spine motion segments settle and stiffen.

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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.

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Lumbar spondylosis.! st, feel pain along spine below waist, then pain moves?

Hard to say: Lumbar spondylosis is another way to say you have developed some degenerative changes in your spine. This can certainly potentially cause back and leg pain, but is somewhat of a non specific diagnosis. If pain persists, a detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually pinpoint the cause. Thank you for the question.

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What are the solutions to hemi-distonia and cervical and lumbar spondylosis?

They are unrelated: Cervical and lumbar spondylosis is the description for the natural aging process of the spine in the neck and back respectively revealing degenerative changes on imaging studies and has no bearing on hemidystonia which arises from other usually non spinal etiologies. Having these age related changes in the spine usually results in no symptoms.

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Can you suggest solutions to hemi-distonia and cervical and lumbar spondylosis?

Can you suggest solutions to hemi-distonia and cervical and lumbar spondylosis?

Botox: Botox is fda approved for dystonia. Some general neurologists are comfortable with this, most neurologist further trained in movement disorders do this.

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