Spine Conditions

Lumbar Spondylosis

Lumbar radiculopathy, also known as sciatica, is a common condition that affects the lower back and legs. It occurs when there is pressure on one or more of the nerves that extend from the spinal cord in the lumbar region. This pressure can cause pain, tingling, or numbness in the legs, and can even affect bowel and bladder function in severe cases.


The symptoms of lumbar spondylosis can vary from person to person, depending on the severity of the condition. Some common symptoms include:

  • Lower back pain: Pain in the lower back is the most common symptom of lumbar spondylosis. The pain can range from mild to severe and may be constant or intermittent.
  • Stiffness: People with lumbar spondylosis may experience stiffness in their lower back, making it difficult to move or bend.
  • Limited range of motion: Lumbar spondylosis can cause a limited range of motion, making it difficult to perform everyday activities such as walking, bending, and twisting.
  • Numbness or tingling: When the nerves are compressed, it can cause numbness, tingling, or weakness in the legs.
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control: In severe cases, lumbar spondylosis can cause loss of bladder or bowel control.



Lumbar spondylosis is primarily caused by age-related wear and tear on the spinal discs. Other factors that can contribute to the development of lumbar spondylosis include:

  • Genetics: Some people may be more susceptible to developing lumbar spondylosis due to their genetics.
  • Injuries: Injuries to the back, such as a herniated disc or fracture, can increase the risk of developing lumbar spondylosis.
  • Obesity: Being overweight or obese can put additional strain on the spine, which can contribute to the development of lumbar spondylosis.
  • Repetitive activities: Repetitive activities that involve bending or twisting the spine, such as heavy lifting or sports that require bending and twisting, can increase the risk of developing lumbar spondylosis.

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