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Doctor insights on: Spondylosis Of The Lumbar Spine

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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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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Does cervical spine or lumbar spine surgery have the best prognosis and ease of surgery? Is artificial disc replacement or fusion  surgery best for treating cervical spondylosis?

Does cervical spine or lumbar spine surgery have the best prognosis and ease of surgery? Is artificial disc replacement or fusion  surgery best for treating cervical spondylosis?

Many variations: Anterior or posterior, discectomy, decompression, or fusion. All affect recovery rates. For fusions, anterior cervical tends to be an easier recovery than lumbar. Cervical adr is quite comparable to fusion for short and mid-term outcomes. Longer term studies may show better long-term results than fusion, but we currently don't have enough data. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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I ve cervical lumbar spondylosis can I drive two wheller i don't wear helmet just used to go ofc can I go by it does it hve any effects on spine?

Varies: The term spondylitis of the lumbar or cervical spine is another way to say you have some degenerative arthritis in your spine, which in and of itself is not a deterrent to activity. Certainly, if any activity you do regularly causes severe pain. It would be best avoided. Also please reconsider the use of a helmet, it could save your life. ...Read more

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I am suffering from disease of lumbar sacral spine reveal lumbar spondylosis.And loss of lumbar lordosis due to back muscle spasm. What is the reason?

I am suffering from disease of  lumbar sacral spine reveal lumbar spondylosis.And loss of lumbar lordosis due to back muscle spasm. What is the reason?

Inflammation: Aging or degeneration of the spine is termed spondylosis which can lead to arthritis or inflammation causing the muscles to react causing them to spasm pulling out straight the lumbar spine causing a loss of its sway or curve known as lordosis. ...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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What does minimal spondylitic changes at l3-4 on lumbar spine xray mean?

Very little- : Spondylitic changes are simply a way of describing normal degenerative changes or arthritis. While most people think of older people with this it is actually a normal finding that occurs to varying degrees between people. ...Read more

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