Lumbar spondylitis, or lumbar spondylosis, is when the lower part of your spine, called the lumbar area, starts to have problems as you get older. Picture your spine like a stack of blocks with soft cushions in between – these cushions are the discs.
With time, these discs can get thinner and less flexible, causing discomfort. In lumbar spondylitis, these discs dry out, losing their cushioning ability, leading to pain.
Your body responds by forming bone spurs, and tiny bony growths, which can press on nerves and create more pain.
You might feel lower back pain, stiffness, or pain going down your legs, called sciatica. Sometimes, you can have numbness or weakness in your legs or feet.
The good news is that it’s usually not very serious, and you can often manage it with exercises, better posture, and pain relief methods.
The symptoms of lumbar spondylitis, which affects the lower part of your spine, can be quite uncomfortable.
The right treatment depends on your specific situation, so it’s crucial to talk to your doctor to find the best plan for you.
Dr. Navin Tiwari