Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disorder & Its Conservative Treatment

by Mahesh Pandya

Degenerative lumbar spine disorder is one of the most common causes of low back pain and neck pain. The book covers relevant anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, chain of events in degenerative lumbar spine disorder, clinical examination, diagnosis, conservative treatment, and recent advances to support triangular lumbar spine distraction. Backaches are classified based on the pain originating from spine and its contents and from outside of spine. Degenerative lumbar spine originates from spine. Chain events that are involved in degenerative lumbar spine disorder are changes in intervertebral disc and loss of balance between proteoglycan catabolism. Clinical examination of low back pain includes observation, palpation, and examination of movements such as passive and active, special tests, neurological examination. Diagnosis of lumbar spine disorder can be performed by various tests example plain radiography, scintigraphy, myelography, computerized axial tomography, and discography. The book also discusses briefly about the conservative treatment, which includes use of different medicine, physical exercises, and bed rest. Recently there have been many advances to support triangular lumbar spine distraction such as spacer technology and reduction of the load on cartilage of a joint.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Pandya Mahesh Baba Advanced Orthopedic Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
ISBN 9789350250020
Speciality Orthopedics
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11192
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2011
Pages 184
Book Type Professional


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