Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

What is Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease?

Lumbar degenerative disc disease is a common cause of lower back pain and radiating leg pain. It develops when one or more of the cushioning discs in the lumbar spine starts to break down due to wear and tear. Injury may also accelerate and sometimes cause the development of the degenerative changes.

Signs and Symptoms

Common symptoms of lumbar degenerative joint disease include, lower back pain pain, nerve pain, widespread neurological symptoms, and pain that gets worse when moving.

Treatment Options

Common treatment options for lumbar degenerative joint disease include, rest of lifestyle modification, pain management with medication or injections, and ice and/or heat therapy.

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