Lumbar spondylosis is a general term used to describe the degenerative condition of the spine in the lower back. Degeneration of the spine may result in bone spur formation, disc degeneration or herniation. Spondylosis is more prevalent in the lumbar region than in the cervical as it withstands most of the mechanical stress. It is mostly common in people above the age of 60, and is more prevalent in women than men.
Signs and Symptoms of Lumbar Spondylosis
It is normal that most people with this condition does not display any symptoms. However, when symptoms do occur, it’s usually:
- Back pain and stiffness
- Pain after prolonged inactivity (eg: prolonged sitting, waking up from bed)
- Leg pain
- Numbness, tingling or weakness down the buttock and leg.
The area affected varies depending on the level of the nerve being irritated and compressed.
Treatment of Lumbar Spondylosis
There is no treatment to reverse the process of spondylosis as it is a process of degeneration. However, measurements can be taken to relieve the symptoms. Which includes:
- Pain medication
- Steroid Injections