Degenerative Lumbar Spondylosis

What is Degenerative Lumbar Spondylosis?

Lumbar Spondylosis is also known as spinal osteoarthritis which affects the lumbar area of the spine. It is a degenerative joint disease which is quite common in people who reach a ripe age. The degenerative state of spine is a cause of wear and tear of bones in aged people. As we get older, there are certain chemical changes taking place in our body, the filling of cartilage and gel (discs) that separate our vertebrae lose dampness and become more vulnerable to degenerate. The discs operate as absorbers for the spine.  They become drier, the deterioration of absorbing shocks from the bones initiates to wear down the discs.

Aging also has an outcome on the bones of the vertebrae themselves. Every vertebra is linked by joints to the vertebrae above and below. These joints (facet joints) control the movements of spine. With age, the shielding cartilage that covers the facet joints gets worn out. Devoid of this protective coat, the bones may keep going damage, and thus they try to cure themselves by emerging out a new bone. This pertains to the development of bone spurs, which causes joint dysfunction and also presses the nerves around them, causing inflammation at the back and lumbar area. This nerve firmness can be caused by a bulging disc, herniated disc, or supplementary abnormality consequential from a degenerative condition. Pain with disc generation generally occurs in the lower back; in the buttock area and thighs.

In some cases the symptoms to degeneration never occur or they are of minor significance but normally there is a lot of pain caused due degeneration of spine. . The lower back may experience numbness, and general weakness may extend into legs, which makes walking and standing inconvenient. Lifting of heavy weight, bending can definitely cause severe lower back pain which is a result of this degenerative condition.

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