Lumbar Spondylosis Definition

HOW DO WE DEFINE LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS?

Lumbar spondylosis is defined as a medical condition in which the vertebrae of the vertebral column are disturbed from their position. It is a degenerative condition that occurs due to slippage of vertebrae or may due to occurrence of bone spurs (osteophytes) between the facet joints in the spine.

HOW CAN A PRSON SUFFER FROM LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS?

Lumbar Spondylosis as the name indicates is a disease of the lumbar spine. The vertebral column has 5 major regions which are named as Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacrum and Coccygeal. Cervical and Thoracic are the upper regions of the vertebral column while the lower region of the vertebral column starts from the Lumbar and ends at the Coccyx (Tail Vertebra).

The lumbar spine bears the majority of the body weight and most of the body forces act on it. Moreover many body muscles are articulated with the joints of lumbar spine. These reasons mostly after an age of 45-50 lead to a disease known as “Lumbar Spondylosis”. The disease is common in women rather than men and is found in late ages. As the human grows old, his bones get decalcified and weak. Thus most of the people fail to bear heavy weight stress on their back and suffer from this condition.

HOW TO CURE AND TREAT THE CONDITION?

Lumbar Spondylosis is a curable disease. If not cured, it can be treated for sure to reduce the aches, the patient suffers from. Right after diagnosing the disease, the doctors primarily prescribe the patient the physical therapy of the condition, i.e. Exercises. Physical exercises are the first remedy to be taken for treating back pains. They are supposed to be the most effective and helpful treatment for such cases. However if the condition does not improve after the physical approach; medicines, pain killers and even surgical treatment shall be carried out.

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