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Lumbar (Definition)

Refers to something related to the area about the lower part of the ...Read more


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My mother have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, loss of lumbar lordosis and early degenerative changes in lumbar spine. What are the treatments?

My mother have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, loss of lumbar lordosis and early degenerative changes in lumbar spine. What are the treatments?

Physical therapy: Depending on the bone density scan, she may need treatment with calcium, vitamin D, a bisphosphonate like alendronate to stabilize her bone density. Physical therapy and daily exercise with weights are recommended. Discuss with your doctor. For pain, OTC Meds like alive and ibuprofen are helpful. She should also address any risk factors for falls as there is a greater risk of hip or back fracture. ...Read more

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What is lumbar spine straightening?

What is lumbar spine straightening?

Decrease in: The normal curvature of the lower back which places disproportionate amount of force on the lower lumbar disks and joints leading to accelerated degeneration of these structures compared to ones with a normal curvature. ...Read more

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Diagnosis code for hnp lumbar spine?

Diagnosis code for hnp lumbar spine?

722.10: In icd-9 which is still the standard it is 722.10. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery of lumbar spine fusion?

Physical therapy: After a lumbar spine fusion with instrumentation, most patients are mobilized within a day or two. They progress with physical therapy. The incisions are usually healed within a week. Ultimately, the fusion needs to become solid. This may take about 3 months. During that time physical therapy is key in getting the patient moving and overcoming the pain from surgery which can be significant. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the facets in the lumbar spine?

I was wondering what are the facets in the lumbar spine?

Spine Joints: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate, therefore a facet joint injection is into that place where they meet. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. ...Read more

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What can I used for pinched nerve in the lumbar spine?

What can I used for pinched nerve in the lumbar spine?

Pinched nerve: The answer depends on the meaning of the pinched nerve. I need further information to comment on this. A complete neurological exam is necessary to make sure there is no ruptured disc or other symptoms like pain radiating to legs. If it means simple low back due to muscle spasm, then simple stretches, ibuprofen, and moist heat may help. But I need further medical information regarding pinch nerve. ...Read more

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Buldging disks in my lumbar spine, should I be concerned?

Depends if they are: Causing problems. A study of asymptomatic patients (no pain or other issues) showed that roughly 40% have bulging or mildly herniated discs and no issues. You may want to be more careful and work on core strengthening to help support those discs. Exercise, hydrate, and keep in shape and as long as you don't notice symptoms, you may just be part of that 40%! ...Read more

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Can lumbar spine epidural injections really work for anyone?

Yes: For the type of patient who after getting an epidural will take the initiative toward rehabilitation with the help of a competent physical therapist. ...Read more

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What do I do about an injury from lumbar spine hyperextension?

What do I do about an injury from lumbar spine hyperextension?

Rehabiliatation: Most hyper-extension lumbar injuries respond with conservative measures, including anti-inflammatory meds, therapy, and time. Sometimes bone injury, such as spondylolysis, can occur which may require more aggressive treatments sometimes years after the initial injury. ...Read more

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Please explain simply what Facet Syndrome of Lumbar Spine means?

Please explain simply what Facet Syndrome of Lumbar Spine means?

Pain: There is a left and right facet at each vertebral level of the spine. These joints allow motion of the spine. If they get injured or get diseased with aging they can become painful giving someone back pain. Injections and blocks can help this kind of facet pain syndrome. ...Read more

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How many X-Ray shots (views) are taken for an X-Ray of lumbar spine?

Usually 3: A front or AP view, a side view, and a side view where the lumbar spine connects to the sacrum. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a posterolateral fusion of the lumbar spine?

See below: A posterolateral lumbar fusion involves fusing the spine over the transverse processes and the lateral aspect if the facets. Check out spine-health. Com for videos and more information. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do for my curved lumbar spine so to relieve the stiffness?

What exercises can I do for my curved lumbar spine so to relieve the stiffness?

Stretch: Stretch exercise can help. You can learn this type of exercises from a physical therapist, physician, trainer, yoga instructor. Be prudent. Warming up helps. If an exercise is particularly uncomfortable, do not do it. When starting any new exercise, ease into it. Some soreness is natural at the beginning, but it should not be terribly painful. Some stiffness is part of the natural aging process. ...Read more

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What is degenerate disc diease of the lumbar spine. Will I lose the ability to ealk?

What is degenerate disc diease of the lumbar spine. Will I lose the ability to ealk?

This means wear and: Tear changes of the disc with aging but can be associated with a family history, spine injury, obesity, smoking and being deconditioned. Sometimes, this can lead to back pain similar to an arthritic condition. Over time, it can lead to a narrowing of the spinal canal &/or nerve root exit holes (foramen) leading to spinal stenosis which can cause nerve compression leading to symptoms or signs. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with degenerative osteoarthrosis of the lumbar spine. How can I manange it?

I am diagnosed with degenerative osteoarthrosis of the lumbar spine. How can I manange it?

DJD: Mostly it is successfully treated with conservative (meaning non-surgical) care consisting of medication to control inflammation and pain along with physical therapy and exercise. Some patients may need more treatment depending on severity of issue. Discuss it with your physician. ...Read more

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I have osteopenia in lumbar spine. Been having low back discomfort and an odd tingly feeling at times. Is it from the osteopenia?

Osteopenia: No. Osteopenia/osteoporosis are painless. Unless, of course, there is a fracture that occurs. Based upon your age, back pain is likely muscular unless there are sensations down the leg. Muscular back pain is treated nonsurgically with nsaid's, ice/heat, salonpas hot patches, and pilates/yoga/piyo. If round 1 doesn't work, you'll need a doctor's rx for mckenzie pt and/or any studies performed. ...Read more

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What is spondylosis lumbar spine like?

What is spondylosis lumbar spine like?

It varies: For many folks it is painless. It is simply part of the aging process. Depending on your genes, some degeneration begins during the teen years; everyone has some by the mid 60s. In other folks, spondylosis can be associated with pain, stiffness, nerve compression and symptoms like leg pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, trouble walking, even trouble controlling the bladder or bowels. ...Read more

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Any care tips for Lumbar spine?

Any care tips for Lumbar spine?

Paraspinal Muscles?: Paraspinal muscles position the spine. Keeping these healthy reduces arthritis, disc and nerve (radiculopathy) problems.
I have severe lumbar arthritis, Not getting surgery. I do core strengthening and flexibility exercises every day.
Google exercises on core muscular strengthening, low back mobility, hamstring stretching.
Then do the exercises as often as needed. Every day is not too often. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your lumbar spine is overlapped?

Overlapped??: An "overlapping" lumbar spine is not a recognized diagnosis. Whomever suggested this is likely not a physician. If you have a symptomatic problem with your lumbar spine see an orthopaedic surgeon or start by seeing your pcp. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some tips or info on lumbar spine disc problems?

Can you tell me some tips or info on lumbar spine disc problems?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Please answer! What possible diagnoses would be related to straightening of the lumbar spine?

A few diagnosis can: Relate to lumbar spine straightening. The most common is paraspinal or ilipsoas spasms are the most common cause. Other issues can be related as well, including postural issues, inflammatory issues such as ankylosing spondylitis, or sacral issues that can lead to lumbar straitening. Hope that helps! ...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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Mri shows a fluid build up in lumbar spine, what to do?

Fluid build up??: Would need more info - not sure what fluid "build up" means - we would need to look at your MRI to see exactly what's going on. ...Read more

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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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Why did my lumbar spine start to hurt after I did a bridge?

Why did my lumbar spine start to hurt after I did a bridge?

Facet or lysis: Pain caused by extension or arching of the back is often caused by elements of the spine called facet joints. Irritation of these joints or a stress fracture nearby could cause these symptoms. If associated with a shooting pain into the legs, then there could also be nerve irritation. To minimize pain, avoid extension and try otc meds as tolerated. See our doc if pain persists. ...Read more

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