Lumbar spine disease consists of a group of conditions that affect the lumbar region or lower back.
Types of Lumbar Spine Disease
Lumbar spine disease can include:
Lumbar Degenerative Disc
Lumbar degenerative disc is caused by the normal aging process. The condition can also be accelerated by the daily wear and tear of activities, or an injury to the back.
Lumbar radiculopathy can be caused by many diseases. It is often due to a herniated disc, bone spur, or an injury. The most common type of pain is sciatica, or pain that moves from the lower back to the back of the leg.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal located in the lumbar region or the lower back. When a bone or tissue grows abnormally, it reduces the size of the openings in the spinal bones. This causes a squeezing-like pressure on the spinal cord and creates numbness, as well as weakness in the legs, feet and buttocks.
What Causes Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis is caused by degenerative arthritis and degenerative disc, also known as spondylosis.
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