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Lumbar Disc Disease: A Reason For Lower Back Pain.

About


Lower back pain that occurs because of the degenerative disorders.


Around 50% of the people above the age of 60 and 25% below the age of 60 suffer from Lumbar Disc Disease.[1]


- Requires a medical diagnosis
- X-Rays and Imaging tests are required
- The problem increases with age
- Preventable with physical activities and healthy weight


Generally, affects the people below the age of 20 and above the age of 50.


Lumbar disc disease or lumbar spondylosis is a degenerative disorder caused due to a herniated or ruptured disc, which results in a change in the disk’s normal structure. Any severe injury at the back can result in a herniated disc. Aging, lack of physical activity, lifting heavy weights, and obesity are also some of the reasons that cause lumbar spondylosis.



Symptoms


Lumbar spondylosis is self-diagnosable. Symptoms include:


- Recurring back pain or sciatica pain.
- Pain in the lower back near the buttocks and thighs.
- Weakness in leg muscles.
- Numbness in the leg.
- Shooting pain in the back.


Treatment


Self-care:
- Complete bed rest.
- Keep a check on your weight.


Medicines:
Over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen can be taken for relief from pain and inflammation.


Physical Therapy: Massage, heat, physical exercises, and other such treatments help in strengthening of the lower back and abdominal muscles.


Surgery: When treatments do not work, surgery is required. lumbar disc replacement, lumbar decompression, and lumbar fusion are the options.


Specialists:
For the above mentioned or any other conditions that concern you, please consult a doctor. At mfine, we have the best team of doctors to help you with different health issues. Contact us to get holistic treatment.

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