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Lumbar Spinal Degeneration Phases Poster

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Lumbar Spinal Degeneration Poster - 18" X 24" (Laminated or Paper)
Radiology views of the lumbar spine showing the 4 phases of spinal degeneration. Color coded to help explain xrays during report of findings with your patient. Common conditions are listed with each phase.

Lumbar spinal degeneration refers to the gradual wear and tear of the disc and bone of the lumbar spine, the lower back. This condition is a common part of the aging process and can lead to various symptoms and effects.

1. Aging: The most significant factor contributing to lumbar spinal degeneration is the natural aging process. As people grow older, the spinal discs between the vertebrae lose their water content and become less flexible, which can lead to degeneration.

2. Genetics: Some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to develop spinal degeneration, as it can run in families.

3. Repetitive Stress and Trauma: Repetitive movements or traumatic injuries to the lumbar spine, such as lifting heavy objects improperly, can accelerate the degeneration process.

4. Smoking: Smoking is associated with reduced blood flow to the spine and can contribute to spinal degeneration.

5. Obesity: Excess body weight can put additional stress on the lumbar spine, increasing the risk of degeneration.

6. Poor Posture: Maintaining poor posture over an extended period can lead to uneven wear and tear on the spinal discs and may contribute to degeneration.

1. Lower Back Pain: Chronic or intermittent pain in the lower back is the most common symptom of lumbar spinal degeneration. The pain may worsen with prolonged sitting, standing, or physical activity.

2. Stiffness: Patients often experience stiffness and reduced flexibility in the lower back, making it challenging to perform certain movements.

3. Radiating Pain: Some individuals may experience radiating pain, known as sciatica, which can travel down one or both legs. This pain can be sharp, shooting, or burning in nature.

4. Numbness and Weakness: As degeneration progresses, it can lead to compression of spinal nerves, resulting in numbness, tingling, or weakness in the legs.

5. Reduced Range of Motion: Lumbar spinal degeneration can limit the range of motion in the lower back, making it difficult to bend, twist, or perform certain activities.

1. Decreased Quality of Life: Chronic pain and limited mobility can significantly impact a person's quality of life, making it difficult to engage in daily activities and enjoy recreational pursuits.

2. Functional Impairment: Severe cases of lumbar spinal degeneration can lead to functional impairment, making it challenging for individuals to work or perform basic self-care tasks.

3. Psychological Impact: Chronic pain and disability can lead to anxiety, depression, and reduced overall well-being.

4. Nerve Compression: In advanced stages, lumbar spinal degeneration can compress the spinal nerves, potentially leading to more severe neurological symptoms and even loss of bowel or bladder control (cauda equina syndrome), which requires immediate medical attention.

5. Surgical Interventions: In some cases, surgical procedures like spinal fusion or disc replacement may be necessary to alleviate pain and improve function.

It's important to note that not everyone with lumbar spinal degeneration will experience the same symptoms or effects, and the progression of the condition can vary from person to person. Early diagnosis and appropriate management can help mitigate the impact of lumbar spinal degeneration on an individual's life. Patients should consult with a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation and treatment plan if they suspect they have this condition. Chiropractic care, physical therapy, pain management techniques and lifestyle modifications are important in treating this condition.

Finish: Printed on heavy weight satin finish photo paper for framing, or laminated for added protection. If there is something you want to add, please contact us. We can customize the poster for you.

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Lumbar Spinal Degeneration Phases Poster