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lumbar spondylosis

By Anonymous October 25, 2014 - 2:35am
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I was recently diagnosed of lumbar spondylolysis because of my recurrent back pain. am on treatment (pain relieves and arthrocare capsules) . question is this :am planning to be pregnant is dis ok considering my condition. am 31yrs and spondylosis occured as a result of my twin preg earlier dis year.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for asking us if having lumbar spondylosis will interfere with becoming pregnant again.

As you may already know, lumbar spondylosis is a degenerative condition which affects the lower spine.

In a classic case of lumbar spondylosis, the space between discs in the lumber spine becomes narrowed. This causes pressure on the nerves as they exit the spinal cord. As a result, the patient develops numbness, tingling, and pain which seem to radiate out from the area.

If not treated, it can lead to a narrowing of the spinal canal, resulting in impingement of the spinal cord, which can cause poor bladder control, unsteady gait, and other severe neurological problems.

Anonymous, you need to speak with your obstetrician, orthopedist and neurologist. The weight of a developing fetus may worsen your condition by causing additional narrowing of the space between each vertebrae.


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