What Does VL5 Spondylosis Mean?

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Hello. N nI have a history of lower back pain. The first pain was not that bad. After healed on his own, one year later he relapsed and the pain was excruciating. I was recommended an X-ray and it was VL5 Spondylosis, muscular spasm. What does that mean?

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Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Low back pain can be caused by various things, such as pinched nerves, kidney infections, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and one of them is a bone disorder called spondylosis. Spondylosis consists of the words spondylo which means spine, and osis which means a pathological condition or easy abnormalities. So that in free translation, spondylosis means that there is an abnormality in the spine. Spondylosis is a common condition and usually not serious, although it can be very painful.

Among the several causes and factors that increase the risk of this condition are:

Old age Smoking Genetic or hereditary factors Occupation involving improper body movement Injury Thinning of bony beds Calcification of the bones

Apart from spondylosis, there are other conditions that sound very similar and are often confused with spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. Where spondylosis means that there is a broken part of the spine, and spondylolisthesis means that there is a shifted part of the spine.

As for VL5, this is a description of the position of the spine, which stands for Lumbar Vertebra 5. Vertebra means the spine, and our spine is divided into the neck / cervical, chest / thoracal, stomach / lumbar and coccyx / sacral. Each of these sections has more than one segment, there are 5 pieces, 7 pieces, and 12 pieces. So once again when it is called VL5, it means the spine, the abdominal area, number 5.

Then for muscular spasm, this is a condition of muscle spasm or muscle spasm / stiffness due to contractions too hard. This can be caused by injuries, physical activity, and so on. Our advice, discuss with your orthopedist about these results, about whether it requires further treatment or not. If the symptoms are mild, the doctor may only give one type of painkiller, but if the condition is severe and the pain is unbearable, a combination of several drugs can be given.

Meanwhile, what you can do is regular exercise, especially those that are good for the spine such as swimming and stationary cycling, maintaining ideal body weight, and not being obese, avoiding heavy lifting, applying painkiller ointment to the painful area and immediately consult a orthopedist if symptoms get worse. So, hopefully it answers your question.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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