Lumbar Spondylosis is a type of arthritis spurred by wear and tear to the Lumbar spine. It happens when discs and joints degenerate when bone spurs grow on the vertebrae or both. These changes can impair the spine’s movement and affect the nerves and other functions.

Lumbar spondylosis symptoms

  • Localized lumbar pain (Backache) – due to nerve compression. If a herniated disc causes a pinched nerve, pain may shoot into a limb or stiff back in the morning

  • Sciatica: Pain along the sciatic nerve

  • Sitting for a long time causes pain and other symptoms

  • Pain gets worse with repeated movements, such as lifting and bending

  • Muscle spasm, regional tendernessTingling, numbness of the limbs

  • Weakness of affected limb due to compression of the nerve

  • Being over 40 is a risk factor for lumbar spondylosis.

Lumbar spondylosis causes

  • Aging: The main cause is aging, but the way aging affects your spine can lead to other changes and problems. This means that the disease is progressive and irreversible.

  • Dehydrated disks: Disks act like cushions between the vertebrae of your spine. By the age of 40, most people's spinal disks begin drying out and shrinking, which allows more bone-on-bone contact between the vertebrae.

  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a progressive (ongoing) condition that causes the cartilage in your joints to degenerate.

  • Bone spurs: When cartilage in the joints of the vertebrae in your spine starts to degenerate and bone tissue rubs directly against other bone tissue, abnormal bone growths develop along the edges of vertebrae.

  • Injury: If you’ve had an injury to your neck (during a fall or car accident, for example), this can accelerate the aging process.

Homeopathic treatment

  • Homeopathy can further halt the progress of the disease –prevent the aging or degeneration of bones.

  • Can improve your quality of life by giving you relief from pain, and swelling and improve your range of motion.

  • Prevent the spine-compression of osteophytes – Can avoid surgery !!

  • Homeopathy can also help in severe pains due to compression, stiffness, and loss of mobility.

  • The pains are relieved within a short period of treatment by the specified homeopathic medicines.

Complications of Lumbar spondylosis

Although most people recover fully from back pain and sciatica, often without treatment, Lumbar spondylosis can potentially cause permanent nerve damage. Seek immediate medical attention if you have:

  • Loss of feeling in the affected leg

  • Weakness in the affected leg

  • Loss of bowel or bladder function

Duration of treatment

Many patients experience symptomatic relief in cervical spondylitis in the initial four to six weeks. The total duration of treatment depends on various factors like:

  • The extent and progress of the disease: Intensity of inflammation, degeneration, and compression.

  • The duration of suffering.

  • Occupation and lifestyle of the patient.

  • The general health of the patient.

  • Any other underlying medical condition.