How To Treat Lumbar Disc Disorder With Radiculopathy?
Good morning doctor, I want to know more about lumbar disc disorder with radiculopathy, understanding, and how to overcome it?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Lumbar disc disorder, or in general can also be called a degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a condition where there are one or more inter-spinal cushions that lose strength or density. For simplicity, see the image below.
As can be seen in the picture above, our spine is not composed of one bone, but many bones that allow us to make various flexible movements. Among the dozens of vertebrae, among them there is always a cushion called a disc (blue). This cushion keeps the bones from being rubbed apart and becomes damaged, and also acts as a shock absorber when we jump or do other movements.
Then you can also see in the picture above, dozens of vertebrae are divided by area. There are areas of the neck (cervical), chest (thoracic), abdomen (lumbar), waist (sacrum) and coccyx (coccyx). So that in lumbar disc disorder, the intention is that there is an abnormality (disorder) in the disc (disc) segment of the stomach (lumbar) that can occur because of the aging process, impact, accident, exercise that is too heavy, repetitive movements such as bending, body weight excess, and so forth.
Then radiculopathy is a condition when there are nerves that are squeezed from the condition. Illustration see in the picture below.
So as illustrated above, the thinning of the disc for various reasons above is pressing on the nerves behind it, and this causes a variety of complaints such as pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness and reduced reflexes in the related area.
Management of this condition varies, depending on what causes it and its severity. Options can include anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers, weight reduction strategies, physiotherapy, steroid injections, and surgery. We recommend that if you or a family member experiences the disease, consult a bone doctor for further examination and appropriate treatment. So, hopefully answering your question.