Diseases

Lumbar osteoarthritis: the symptoms

The symptoms and intensity of pain depend on one person to another.

Some arthroses that are observed anatomically (and thus radiologically) are painless. Conversely, some osteoarthritis, however small radiologically, are painful. Lumbar osteoarthritis, like any osteoarthritis of the back, is not always painful.

Several studies have shown that it is impossible, when studying X-rays of people of the same age, to distinguish those who suffer from those who do not complain about anything.

The symptoms of osteoarthritis are mainly pain. The pain of osteoarthritis is called "mechanical": it is a pain of effort, of loading, which appears at the beginning only for important efforts and hinders little the usual gestures of the everyday life .

The pain occurs after a certain period of use of the spine and is therefore more likely to manifest at the end of the day than in the morning. The pain is calmed by the rest. It does not wake up, except possibly during movements in sleep.

In lumbar osteoarthritis, the pain is low back pain, ie pain in the lower spine. Other symptoms may be associated with it, such as loss of mobility that more or less limits forward or backward flexion of the trunk. Vertebral arthrosis can also irritate or compress one or more nerves, and then manifest as sciatica.

In some forms of lumbar osteoarthritis evolved, walking becomes difficult with sciatic unilateral or bilateral, which require stopping, give in sitting for a few minutes or leaning forward, to reoffend at the resumption of lumbar osteoarthritis. 'effort. This is called a narrowed lumbar canal.

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