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Lumbar Spondylosis And Disk Degenerative Disease: How to Tackle Lumbar Problems

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Lumbar spondylosis refers to degenerative changes in the intervertebral and facet joints of the lower back.

Affected age group: Middle-aged adults, especially men, around the age of 40 and more. [1]

- The primary cause of lumbar spondylosis is aging. Other causes are obesity, injury, heredity and bad posture.
- The degenerative effects of spondylosis cause the ligaments to become weak and lose their strength.
- Effective treatment includes medication and lifestyle change.

Symptoms

The symptoms of lumbar spondylosis are similar to that of arthrosis, osteoarthritis and disc herniation. Common symptoms of lumbar spondylosis are:
- Muscle stiffness and spasms
- Localized pain in the lower back
- Numbness
- Pain after prolonged sitting

The condition is diagnosed using physical examination ( that involves palpation and neurological evaluation) and X-rays, MRI and CT scans.

Treatment

Patients are treated depending on the underlying cause of their spondylosis. Self-care and proper medication are known to help immensely in reducing pain.
Self-care involves:
- Changes in lifestyle
- Occupational change
- Adequate rest
- Light exercise
- Use of lumbar corset or brace.
- Use of hot and cold packs

Medications:
- Physiotherapy
- Surgery (in severe cases)
- Use of anti-inflammatory drugs

Specialists: mfine works towards providing best-in-class treatment for our patients. We prioritize the health of our patients over everything else.

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