Lumbar Arthritis: Causes , Types , Symptoms And Prevention

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In this article we will talk about lumbar arthritis , also known as spinal arthritis , we will also talk about the causes , symptoms and types and the stuff you should do to avoid getting arthritis.

Types Of Lumbar And Spinal Arthritis

Lumbar Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis : it is the most common type of arthritis were the cartilage breaks down making it harder for the joints to move.
  • Psoriatic : it is a type of arthritis that can develop with some people who have psoriasis , most of the time the person get psoriasis then after a while he gets Psoriatic .
  • Spondyloarthritis : Spondyloarthritis is an umbrella term of inflammatory diseases that can affect most of the joints in your body , it can also affect some internal organs , like eyes .
  • Enteropathic arthritis : it is a form of chronic , inflammatory arthritic that is usually come with the occurrence of an inflammatory bowel disease .
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) : it is an autoimmune inflammatory disease in which your immune system that is supposed to protect your body attacks some healthy cells by mistake , causing pain and inflammatory , Rheumatoid arthritis usually attacks joint , and in most of cases many joints at once.
  • Osteoporosis : it is a bone disease in which the quality of the bones gets reduced leading to broken bones sometimes , Osteoporosis causes no pain unless a broken bone has occurred .

Causes Of Lumbar Arthritis:

Most Lumbar arthritis cases are results of specific arthritis conditions , but most of them are cases of (OA) or Osteoarthritis .

Symptoms Of Spinal Arthritis:

Lumbar arthritis is a result of movement and inactivity , it can be more painful after standing or sitting upright for a long time, the pain can be felt from the center of the low back , and it expand to the side of the buttocks , it also can expand to the thighs and knees in some rare cases.

However these symptoms develop slowly and aren’t noticeable at the beginning , but any fast movement , twisting or backward motion can cause injury in the low back to people with those symptoms .

Treatments Of Lumbar Arthritis:

.OTC pain medication

.Stop smoking , smoking increase your chance of developing OA , why? well because smoking helps produces forms of inflammations which in case you dont know , inflammations can develop to arthritis.

.A healthy diet : a healthy diet helps your body getting the important and helpful vitamins and minerals which will help you restore and heal the damaged joints and parts in your body.

.Exercises , especially water therapy : if you have serious pain , you should visit a doctor that can help you find the perfect exercises and how to do them because doing the wrong exercises in the wrong way your case may get even worse , if you are still having pain while doing exercises then you should immediately stop.

.this treatments would help you lose some weight that will reduce the pressure from you back.

Prevention:

Exercising properly , as we mentioned earlier the secret is doing the right exercise in the right way.

Giving up on smoking : we mentioned earlier how stopping smoking WILL help you get better , smoking is also known for his ability to damage and ruin other parts in your body , so you better stop it even if you dont have arthritis.

Sitting properly : just like exercising , sitting properly may be painful in the beginning but after a while you will get used to it , if the pain is growing continuously you should visit a doctor to tell you what tools you can buy to help you.

Wearing comfortable shoes: wearing uncomfortable shoes may give you pain in your feet , after a while this pain can expand to your knees or spine.

Eating healthy food

maintaining a healthy weight : we mentioned earlier how having a healthy weight helps your spine because extra weight puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on your spine and back.

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