Lumbar Spine Degenerative Joint 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. The injury may also accelerate and sometimes cause the development of the degenerative changes.

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

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