Lumbar Spondylosis: Spondylosis, also known as spinal osteoarthritis, can affect the lumbar, thoracic, and/or the cervical regions of the spine. The intervertebral discs and facet joints are affected with this degenerative disorder. The biochemical changes that occur as an individual ages affects tissue throughout the body and may have a detrimental effect on the structure of the discs.
“Spondylosis (spinal osteoarthritis) is a degenerative disorder that may cause loss of normal spinal structure and function. Although aging is the primary cause, the location and rate of degeneration is individual. The degenerative process of spondylosis may affect the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back), or lumbar (low back) regions of the spine. ”
Causes & Signs
Spondylosis is degenerative osteoarthritis of the joints between the spinal vertebrae and/or neural foramina. Lower back spondylosis or osteoarthritis is known as lumbar spondylosis.
The most common causes for lumbar spondylosis are: Lifestyle : In individuals without ergonomic care for e.g. while working in front of computers, Driving, Traveling etc. Repeated injury or strain Age : Individuals above the age of 40 are more prone to develop the disease.
What are the Sign and Symptoms of lumbar spondylosis? The cardinal feature of lumbar spondylosis is Lower back pain. Men and women are equally affected. Pain : It is often made worse with sitting or bending forward. There is localized tenderness in the lower back. Paresthesia : Sensation of tingling, pricking and numbness Muscle weakness