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What Is Lumbar Spondylosis
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Another Birthday!: Usually nothing as this is the natural aging process of the spine to the point if you live long enough, the spine essentially fuses on its own! some people may feel a little stiff but if you exercise this can be minimized. Sometimes it can lead to imaging findings of spinal stenosis which is found in 20% of people over age 60 but a lot don't have symptoms of this disease either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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