Lumbar Spondylosis

What are the causes of Lumbar Spondylosis?

Lumbar Spondylosis can be caused when lumbar vertebrae become compressed and worn due to repetitive motion, heavy weight lifting, and weight gain. Some of the causes which are common to Lumbar Spondylosis are –

Bone spurs
Bulging disks
Spine abnormalities
What are the signs and symptoms of Lumbar Spondylosis?

In most cases, the symptoms of Lumbar Spondylosis appear only when there is significant irritation or compression in the spinal cord or nerves around the spine. Though symptoms can differ between individual cases, below is the common list of symptoms that patients are most likely to face –

Stiffness in joints and muscles while awakening.
Numbness in affected areas.
Loss of bladder and/or bowel control
Intermittent back pain
Muscle weakness, numbness/tingling in the lower body
Tenderness in affected muscles
How is the diagnosis of Lumbar Spondylosis done?

For diagnosis of Lumbar Spondylosis, the Spine Specialists and/or specialists in Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics will carry out an examination based on symptoms, checking muscles and nerves all over the body. X-Ray, Computer Tomography (CT) scan, and MRI to find where nerves may be compressed. Some other tests like Myelography, nerve function test, or nerve condition study may also be needed to establish the diagnosis and find the affected area.

What are the available treatments for Lumbar Spondylosis?

Treatment of Lumbar Spondylosis depends on the symptoms, and healthcare providers may provide a non-invasive treatment plan to manage the condition and avoid further damage while relieving the pain. In severe cases, a minimally invasive spine surgery might be suggested to decompress the spine by a Neurosurgeon and Spine surgeon.

Dr. Nitin Jagdhane is one of the best Neurosurgeon and Spine specialists for doing lumbar spondylosis treatment in Mumbai, India. Get in touch with Dr. Nitin Jagdhane, brain and spine specialist in Mumbai, for the best results for your lumbar spondylosis treatment.