In the following video Dr. Gill discusses some possible causes of leg numbness, including spondylosis and spondylothesis.
Though the weather in Nebraska has been uneasy, even on the nicer days, you may not want to exercise outdoors. Snow melted, ice-covered sidewalks, and muddy parks make for an annoying workout. Luckily there are several ways to stay active even when stuck indoors!
First, if you are a member of a gym,
When a spine becomes compressed due to trauma, a vertebral compression fracture can occur. The most common vertebrae broken is the lower back, but any portion of the spine could break. In most cases, an incredible amount of trauma is needed for this fracture to occur (such as a terrible car accident). However, for elderly people with osteoporosis or people who have cancer,
Lumbar spondylosis refers to degeneration to the spine of the lower back. According to spine-health.com, “Spondylosis is not a medical diagnosis; it is a term that describes symptoms related to degenerative changes in the spine.” It is used as a descriptive term, describing the type of pain and spine degeneration that a patient may have.