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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is lumbar spondylosis?

A condition where the the back bones (lumbar spine) become damaged through wear-and-tear. Risk factors include repetitive back strain, carrying of heavy loads, and obesity.

Symptoms of lumbar spondylosis

  • Low back pain

  • Leg or foot numbness

  • Decreased sensation over skin

  • Lower back pain when lifting heavy things or slouching

  • Reduced sensitivity to feeling pain

  • Low back pain is worsened when getting up from sitting or lying position

  • Pain on pressing my lower back

Questions your doctor may ask to check for lumbar spondylosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose lumbar spondylosis

  • Do you have pain in the lumbar back?

  • Do you have numbness in your feet?

  • Do you feel the sensation on your skin has changed?

  • Did your symptoms appear when you lifted something or leaned forward?

  • Do you think that you are less sensitive to pain or do not feel pain at all?

Treatment for lumbar spondylosis

Treatment aims to relieve pain and strengthen the surrounding muscles and posture. This can be done through lifestyle changes like exercise, better posture, physical therapy or warm compresses. Medications like painkillers and muscle relaxants can help too. In severe cases, procedures like injections in the spine or surgery may be needed.

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