Treatment of Lumbar Spondylosis

Treatment for lumbar spondylosis differs depending on the intensity of symptoms, the occurrence of complications, a person’s age and medical history etc. Many people do not need treatment at all as their disease starts showing up at en extreme old age or it doesn’t show any symptoms throughout the life. Lumbar spondylosis cannot be fully cured, but reasonable and timely treatment can help to lessen the severe symptoms. Treatment includes a variety of things like; rest, exercise, physical therapy, medication and finally surgery. Treatment of lumbar spondylosis, in many cases is proven to be successful without the need for surgery.  A good physical therapy program which includes exercises that helps to reinforce muscles of the back, minimize hardness, and uphold the back flexibility. Lifestyle changes and anti-inflammatory drugs are typically the first lessons of treatment, and are very useful in less severe cases. More severe cases may involve supplementary treatment, such as mentioned above. In many cases the patient is asked to lose extra weight to reduce the pressure on the spine, where due to heavy weight the spine faces a high exertion of force making it inflexible and lose its strength. The weight loss program is also linked with a dietary control measure prescribed by the doctors. The use of added external support devices such as use of corset or braces also help to lift and balance the flexibility of the lower spine area and to minimize the pain associated with it, it provides external support towards walking, sitting and doing physical thing with firmness. Many people have also reported relief from treatments such as acupuncture, massage therapy, and chiropractic treatments. For very severe cases, your doctor may recommend surgical treatment. A variety of surgical procedures may be considered in severe cases in which there is firmness of a nerve. The aim of surgery is to ease heaviness on the distressed nerves.

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