What is Lumbar Spondylosis?
Lumbar Spondylosis is a medical condition that refers to the degeneration of the spine, particularly the vertebral bodies, intervertebral discs, and facet joints. This degeneration can result in the compression of spinal nerves, leading to pain and other symptoms.
Lumbar spondylosis, or spinal osteoarthritis, refers explicitly to the degeneration in the spine’s lower back or lumbar region. In severe cases, this can cause symptoms such as lower back pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility. It can hinder movement and cause a lot of discomforts.
Let’s look into the symptoms, causes, and lumbar spondylitis treatment and explore the permanent cure for lumbar spondylosis.
The symptoms of lumbar spondylosis are mild and hence can be ignored by most people. These symptoms can vary depending on the severity and location of the degeneration. Some common symptoms include:
- Lower back pain: One of the most common symptoms of lumbar spondylosis is lower back pain. The pain level can be varied from dull to sharp and range from mild to severe.
- Stiffness: You may feel stiff in your lower back, especially if you have been standing or sitting for a more extended period.
- Reduced range of motion: Lumbar spondylosis can make moving your hips or lower spine more challenging, causing pain or discomfort.
- Numbness or tingling: You can experience numbness or tingling in your legs or feet if the degeneration compresses the nerves in your lower back.
- Weakness: You can experience leg weakness or have trouble standing or walking.Bowel or bladder dysfunction: In extreme cases, lumbar spondylosis can also result in bowel or bladder dysfunction.
Causes of Lumbar Spondylosis
Lumbar spondylosis is caused by regular wear on the spine. Some of the major causes are:
- Ageing: As you age, your spine’s discs may lose water content, making them less flexible and more vulnerable to damage. Lumbar Spondylosis generally worsens with age.
- Repetitive stress: Lumbar spondylosis can be aggravated by activities or movements that repeatedly strain your lower back, like lifting heavy weights, bending, or twisting.
- Genetics: Genetic factors make some people more likely to develop lumbar spondylosis. There is a high chance that it is hereditary.
- Injuries: Lumbar spondylosis can occur due to trauma to the spine, such as from a fall or car accident.
- Obesity: Being overweight can strain your lower back and increase your risk of developing lumbar spondylosis.
- Poor Posture: Bad posture can increase the strain on your lower back, which may lead to lumbar spondylosis over time.
Lumbar Spondylosis treatment
Several treatment options can help manage the symptoms and slow the progression of the condition. Some of the options include:
- Medications: Pain medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants, and opioid painkillers can be used for pain management.
- Physical therapy: Physical therapy can help to increase balance, flexibility, and strength, reducing the risks of falling and injury.
- Lifestyle modifications: Maintaining good posture, losing weight, and avoiding prolonged standing or sitting are all simple lifestyle changes that can help manage lumbar spondylosis symptoms.
- Surgery: Surgery may be advised in severe cases where conventional therapies are ineffective at symptom relief. Surgery is typically viewed as a last resort because it can decompress the nerves and stabilise the spine.
- Brace: A support brace can help relieve symptoms.
It is said that lumbar spondylosis is a condition that cannot be cured permanently, and the treatments can slow the process or reduce the effects, but Chakrasiddh disagrees. Chakrasiddh uses the Siddha method to heal stubborn disorders and diseases by using energy waves already present in our bodies.
The Siddha healing method uses the body’s natural energy channels to heal the body in a therapeutic way that can improve the quality of life. According to Siddha practitioners, the human body contains 72,000 energy pathways that can be accessed from the skin’s surface.
The healer uses soft, simultaneous strokes to apply deep pressure that releases all the stress and toxins from the body to improve blood circulation and oxygen. After the blocked energy points are removed, the body is restored to its normal state, and the muscles are relaxed.
In three days, you’ll notice a change and an improvement in your body. The effectiveness of the Siddha method for treating sciatica nerve pain varies depending on the severity of the condition.
Our healers use a combination of Nadi Vaidyam and Marma Chikitsa (Marma Therapy) to heal all chronic and painful health disorders without surgical or medical intervention. Nadis are basically channels of energy that allow the flow of pranic current throughout the body. According to the Siddha system of medicine, there are 72,000 such key energy pathways in the human body that are accessible on the surface of the skin.
Besides these, all of us also have powerful energy points or marmani located at sites richly supplied with nerves and blood vessels. These energy points are highly sensitive to stimuli such as touch and pressure. The marmani facilitate cellular communication, serve as diagnostic indicators and have several therapeutic applications.
Nadi Vaidyam and Marma Chikitsa help restore the balance of the nervous system by harmonizing sympathetic and parasympathetic functions. In this method of alternative healing, the healer’s touch is a complex biochemical and neuro-electrical impulse. The energy of that touch along with the vibration of the mantra uttered passes through the gateway of the marma and the nadis to the respective organs and balances the prana.
As a result, when a healer touches the marma or activates the nadi through a simultaneous application of gentle strokes and direct deep pressure, chronic patterns of tension and toxins in the body get released, the muscles relax, both blood and oxygen circulation is stimulated. Treating the disturbed marma points and regenerating blocked, or deceased, nadi points in the body, restores the body to normalcy. The patient will sense immediate relief within three days. The treatment is completed within 1 – 3 weeks, depending on the seriousness of the ailment.