Lumbar Spondylosis Definition

WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS?

Lumbar Spondylosis is a medical condition in which the patient feels chronic pains in the lower part of the vertebral column due to the misplacement of the vertebrae. The age factor plays a significant role in the cause of spondylosis and the condition is mostly seen in people having the age above 40-45.

 

WHY IS IT NAMED AS LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS?

Spondylosis is the disease of the spine. In this condition the vertebrae tend to move and slide over one another. This condition is also referred as Spinal Osteoarthritis. This condition occurs due to the defect in facet joints (spine joints). As the lumbar region of the spine bears majority of the weight of body and also tolerate chronic forces acting on it, then spondylosis is more likely to occur, thus it is known as Lumbar Spondylosis.

 

Following could be the major chances which can lead the person to Spondylosis:

 

Ø  Age Factor (mostly seen in people above 40-45 years of age and common at the age of 60)

Ø  Constant sitting position for a long period of time.

Ø  Restless and strong physical activities

Ø  Lifting of heavy objects

Ø  External injury

Ø  Genetic issues.

 

 HISTORY OF LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS

The lumbar spine is composed of five small vertebrae which move vertically along the lower back of the body. It is a degenerative spinal condition in which the vertebrae slide over one another and cause roughness in facet joints that is how it is also referred as the Spinal Osteoarthritis. This disease is mostly discovered in the patient due to serious back pain and uncomfortable movements.

 

TREATMENT OF SPONDYLOSIS

The treatment of the disease can be carried out by various methods such as:

 

Ø  Exercises

Ø  Hot and cold water treatments

Ø  Aerobics

Ø  Application of medicated ointments

Ø  Analgesic applications

Ø  Surgery

 

 

Be Sociable, Share!

Tags: ,

Comments are closed.