• Lumbar Spondylosis Complications

  • Prolapsed intervertebral disc : A prolapsed disc is also called as slipped disc which commonly affects the lumbar portion of the spine. The inner softer part of the disc (the nucleus pulposus) bulges out (herniates) through a weakness in the outer part of the disc. The bulging disc may press on nearby structures such as a nerve coming from the spinal cord. This is the most common complication of Lumbar Spondylosis.
  • Spinal Stenosis – Abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal leads to a neurological deficit. Symptoms include pain, loss of sensations and loss of balance.
  • Cauda equina syndrome : This is a serious neurological condition in wherein there is pressure on the spinal nerves which can lead to paralysis if not treated. . It is a medical emergency.
  • Chronic Debility – Chronic back pain in elderly can lead to restriction of daily activities and immobility which can cause debility in long term.
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