Hello! I am 16 years old, playing hockey and doing track and field.
been diagnosed with spondylosis at L5 and the doc suggests surgery.
explain what it is about and if I would be able to practice sports
you very much.
is degenerative arthritis of the joints between the centra of the
condition the interfacetal joints are not involved.
spondylosis usually produces no symptoms. When back or sciatic pains
are symptoms, lumbar spondylosis is usually an unrelated finding.
is indicated only for complications (eg, for impingement-documented
sciatica that is unresponsive to 2 days of absolute bed rest) of lumbar
cases of spondylosis are mild and require little if any treatment.
common non-surgical treatments are:
-NSAIDs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
is Surgery Needed
few patients with spondylosis require surgery.
cases, non-surgical treatments work.
some patients suffer neurologic deficit - such as weakness, incontinence,
or develop structural spinal instability.
of severe symptoms often determines the type of surgery needed.
it may be necessary to surgically remove bone spurs or disc tissue
compressing spinal nerves or causing spinal cord compression.
on the extent of the surgery, spinal fusion to stabilize the spine
may be necessary. Fortunately, newer minimally invasive spine surgical
techniques greatly benefit patients. Minimally invasive spine surgery
enables patients to return to normal activities sooner.
not recommend playing hockey and doing track and field with lumbar