What is Lumbosacral Spondylosis ?
Pain in lower back, Symptoms, Cause and Back Support Belt
is a condition which ocuurs at the point where the last vertebra of Lumbar Spine (L5) meets the first vertebra of Sacrum. It is degenerative in nature and is also referred as osteoarthritis of spine. This is usually a painful condition which may lead to some neurological problems as well. The degeneration of spinal vertebra is also called wear and tear of the vertebra; most common reason of wear and tear in vertebrae is aging. People above the age of 40 are more at risk for developing lumbosacral spondylosis
Degenerative disc disease is natural and almost all of us have degenerative disc disease to a certain degree in our old age, however all he person having DDD may not feel the pain necessarily nor is it necessarily hat every patient will developthe symptoms.The ligaments (fibrous issues that connects the bones) that surrounds the vertebrae are called annulus fibrosis, these tissues gets brittle with growing age and becomes vulnerable to tear.Lumbosacral region is that part of spine where the last vertebra of lumbar spine and first vertebra of sacral spine attach.Other Types of Spondylosis :
Cervical Spondylosis: When the degeneration of vertebral joint occurs in cervical region (C1-C7) it is termed as cervical spondylosis.
Lumbar Spondylosis: The degeneration of the lower spine i.e is the lumbar region (L1-L5)Spondylosis is very often confused with Spondylitis, however both are different conditions.Spondylosis: It is a condition which indicates wearing down or degeneration in the spinal vertebra (spine).Spondylitis : Describes inflammation in the spinal vertebra. It is a common cause of neck and back pain in elderly people.
Causes of Lumbosacral Spondylosis
Aging: As the age increases the disc present between the vertebrae deteriorates. This deterioration causes stiffness or decrease in flexibility and may results in lumbosacral spondylosis
Traumatic Injury in the lower spine can also be a reason of developing lumbosacral spondylosis
Hereditary or genetic abnormalities are also among the causes of lumbosacral spondylosis
Obesity: As the lumbar region carries most of the weight of the body excess load on it make a person more prone to lumbosacral spondylosis
Symptoms of Lumbosacral Spondylosis
The symptoms of lumbosacral spondylosis can range from mild to severe pain in lumbosacral spine and it can also become chronic in some cases.
Stiffness in the spine
Pain in the lumbosacral region ( lower part of the spine)
Difficulty in lifting weight or in bending
Treatment Methods of Lumbosacral Spondylosis
1. Physical Therapy : This is a goods option in the early stages of lumbosacral spondylosis for pain relief. Patient is taught various exercises which helps in increasing the flexibility and range of motion of the spine
4. Heat or Cold Therapy
4. Heat or Cold Therapy
In normal cases medication and physical therapy is considered for treating lumbosacral spondylosis, however if the condition is more severe then the patient is referred to a spine surgeon.
Lower Back support belts can be worn to reduce the pain and provide support to the lower spine.
Lumbosacral Corset Padded for Lumbosacral Spondylosis
Lumbosacral corset ( low back brace ) : This products is anatomically designed and is supported with two rigid splints. This low back brace is ideal for patients with chronic low back pain and also for patients suffering from lumbosacral spondylosis. It has additional strap that provides additional support to the lower spine. This belt is optimized with skeletal support properties and is made with best materials so that it serves its purpose with utmost effectiveness and efficiency. This product can be worn in lumbar spondylosis as well as in lumbosacral spondylosis
This low back brace comes is various sizes so as to fit the wearers waist size
Lumbosacral spondylosis can affect both men and women. An individual can suffer from lumbosacral spondylosis and cervical spondylosis simultaneously also.
Lumbosacral Air Belt
Lumbosacral Air Belt – This inflatable belt consist of several evenly interconnected inflatable air cells that provides a firm support to the weakened back. Provides maximum support while allowing lateral & abdominal muscles to remain active.