Lumbar IVDP stands for Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Prolepses, which is a common orthopaedic condition affecting the lower back.
The lumbar spine is made up of five vertebrae separated by intervertebral discs that act as shock absorbers between the bones. These discs consist of a tough outer layer called the annulus fibroses and a soft, jelly-like center called the nucleus pulpous.
In Lumbar IVDP, the inner part of the disc protrudes out of its outer layer and puts pressure on the nerves that pass through the spinal canal. This can lead to symptoms such as lower back pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the legs.
The condition can be caused by aging, injury, or degenerative changes in the spine
Treatment options for Lumbar IVDP may include:
The treatment options for Lumbar IVDP (Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Prolapse) depend on the severity of the condition and the patient’s symptoms. Here are some common treatment options:
It is essential to consult with Dr. Mammu for proper evaluation and treatment recommendations. The choice of treatment will depend on the individual patient’s needs and the severity of the condition.