What Is Lumbar Derangement Syndrome?

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Apr 10
2018

Lumbar derangement syndrome is often indicated by pain in the lower back. There are a couple different ways that it can be brought on. This article will review possible causes as well as the signs and symptoms of lumbar derangement syndrome.

If you are suffering from lumbar derangement syndrome, seeking the help of a physical therapist may offer you some relief.

How Lumbar Derangement Syndrome Starts

Often, bending down and twisting can be the cause of this type of lower back pain, which is caused by the disc or discs bulging after the odd combination of movements.

Being bent down for a prolonged period of time could also be the cause. If you notice pain getting out of this position, the chances are you are suffering from lumbar derangement syndrome.

Another cause of this type of pain could be improper lifting or lifting a load that was too heavy. Yet sometimes the pain seems to appear out of nowhere and for no reason at all.

Signs and Symptoms of Lumbar Derangement Syndrome

If you are bent for sometime then you start twisting your body and feel the pain at your lower back, then it is a good sign that you are having this problem. The pain can also be felt when all of a sudden, you lift up while at the same time you have a cough accompanying it.

The real issue here is that you have sprained the external facet of your disc. This often causes such pains that can be consistent or felt on occasion. When intense pressure is exerted on it, it tends to bulge out. Reducing this pressure will cause less pain or no pain at all.

Simple Steps To Follow To Ease Off The Painful Feeling

The aim is to decrease the pressure you exert on your disc until the pain disappears. Having your body in a protective posture might not be a good idea. What you need to do is make your body stay straight. You should avoid bending and sitting for a long time as this will cause the disc or discs to bulge.

Also, you may feel more pain upon waking in the morning. Typically, your discs will build up fluid while you are asleep at night, causing intense pain when you wake up in the morning. Sometimes stiffness can affect you after you wake up in the morning. That pain will lessen as you walk around.

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It will do you good if you avoid bending while in a sitting position. You might bend forward while you sit to let the pain get away but it will be a temporary therapy. Doing this will force the disc to swell more and it will be even worse. Therefore, do not bend while you sit. Allow your body to maintain a straight posture for the most of the time.

The pain can sometimes cause piercing pain in your legs as well. This is a clear indication that the nerves have been afflicted and this discomfort should disappear as you continue with physical therapy. Exercises should ease up these leg pains. However, if it is not working, then it is prudent that you consult your therapist.

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No More Suffering

Your physical therapist will provide recommendations if you are suffering from lumbar derangement syndrome. Consider seeing a physical therapist with expertise handling similar cases such as this. Moreover, make sure you are in a constant consultation with your therapist to achieve the best results.

If you have been suffering for too long, contact us to see if physical therapy may be a good course of action to help with your lower back pain.

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