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Doctor insights on: What Is Lumbar Spondylosis

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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 exactly are Lumbar Spondylosis and Herniated Disc Disease?

What exactly are Lumbar Spondylosis and Herniated Disc Disease?

See below : Lumbar spondylysis just essentially refers to the development of degernerstive changes within the spine. A herniated disc is a condition in which a part of the inner portion of the disc has displaced out through the outer portion of the disc into the nerve canal. Don't hesitate to discuss with your doctor. It is sometimes easier to understand by looking at the MRI images themselves. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lumbar spondylosis i.E narrowed space between L5 and s1?

Not surgery: Spondylosis is ubiquitous in the middle ages and beyond. Research has shown that it is not possible to reliably and definitively diagnosis/isolate spondylosis as a primary cause of lbp to predict any level of success with injections or surgery. Patients are best off trying noninvasive measures including wellness initiatives such as exercise, weight reduction, stress management, mindfulness, etc. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more