Lumbar Disc Disease: A Reason For Lower Back Pain.
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.
- 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 diskâ€™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.
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.
- Complete bed rest.
- Keep a check on your weight.
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.
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.