PIVD Lumbar refers to a condition called Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc (PIVD) in the lumbar spine, which is the lower back region of the spine. Intervertebral discs are cushion-like structures that are located between the vertebrae of the spine, and they help to absorb shock and provide flexibility to the spine.
Symptoms of PIVD lumbar can include lower back pain, numbness or tingling in the legs or feet, muscle weakness, and changes in bladder or bowel function. Treatment options for PIVD lumbar may include rest, physical therapy, pain medication, or surgery in severe cases. It is important to seek medical attention if you are experiencing symptoms of a PIVD lumbar to prevent further complications.
There are several potential causes of PIVD lumbar, including:
Age-related wear and tear: As we age, the intervertebral discs lose some of their water content, making them less flexible and more susceptible to tears or ruptures.
Trauma or injury: An injury or trauma to the spine can cause a disc to herniate. This could occur from a fall, car accident, or other impact.
Repetitive stress: Certain jobs or activities that require repetitive bending, twisting, or lifting can increase the risk of developing PIVD lumbar.
Poor posture: Maintaining poor posture over time can put extra stress on the discs, making them more likely to herniate.
Here are some common treatment options:
Conservative treatment: In many cases, conservative treatment is recommended first. This may include rest, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, pain medication, and hot or cold therapy.
Epidural steroid injection: If conservative treatment is not effective, an epidural steroid injection may be recommended. This involves injecting a corticosteroid medication into the space around the spinal cord to reduce inflammation and pain.
Surgery: In severe cases where conservative treatment and epidural steroid injections are not effective, surgery may be necessary. The type of surgery will depend on the location and severity of the herniation. Options include microdiscectomy, laminectomy, or spinal fusion.
Lifestyle modifications: Making lifestyle modifications such as losing weight, quitting smoking, and practicing good posture may also be helpful in managing PIVD lumbar.