Case Study – Lumbar Degeneration
The following is case study of of 78 year old woman with Lumbar Degeneration, who has a history of low back pain and left leg radiculopathy.
The following results were found with an MRI taken on November 5, 2016:
1. Mild disc bulge at T12-L1 and T11-T12. There is multilevel moderate diffuse intraspinous arthropathy.
Moderate degenerative change with moderate narrowing and broad based protrusion asymmetric to the left with moderate left foramina narrowing and moderate right foramina narrowing.
2. L2-L3 moderate broad based protrusion with moderate right and moderate to severe left formina narrowing. Facet Joint arthropathy and ligamentum flavum contribute to moderate canal narrowing and and left formina narrowing.
3. L3-L4 moderate broad based protrusion with moderate ligamentum flavum hypertrophy moderately effacing the CSF . There is moderate bilateral formina narrowing and moderate high grade canal stenosis.
4. L4-L5 moderate degenerative change wth disc narrowing and diffuse osteophyte complex with moderate bilateral foramina narrowing and impression on the anterior thecal.. Moderate canal stenosis as a result.
5. L5-S1 facet arthropathy and mild broad based protrusion without focal herniation. Mild left foramina narrowing.
Moderate multilevel degenerative disc disease most prominent from L1-L5 with diffuse canal stenosis, multilevel protrusions and multi-level moderate foramina narrowing. Foramina narrowing is most severe at the L2-L3 level on the left. diffuse arthropathy and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy contribute to canal stenosis.
Lumbar Degeneration Results Clarified
Degeneration naturally occurs over time as we age. Depending on our activity level, previous injuries and hydration, degeneration will begin at different times in our life. Usually lumbar degeneration goes through three stages: mild, moderate and severe. This occurs many weight bearing and active joints such neck, back hip and knee.
Two things usually occur with lumbar degeneration . The space between the bones where the nerves pass through gets narrow and the space through which the spinal cord passes through becomes narrow. This is what is happening with this particular iindividual
Because there is less space available for the nerves to pass through the more issues there are in the body. In this particular situation this patient had difficulty with standing up after sitting for long periods time. There was pain with walking and walking with a limp.
After six Matrix Repatterning treatments this individual is able to walk without pain and has significantly less difficulty rising from sitting.