For a number of factors, degenerative disc disease happens to many people: as we age our usual safe intervertebral disc space decreases, this is exacerbated by gravity, bad postural habits, insufficient hydration (we don’t drink enough water), which in turn leads to desiccation and loss of disc space. A degree of degenerative disc illness is encountered by many people over forty. This disorder can eventually cause the affected vertebrae to fuse, in which case their pain generally decreases, but in the meantime, it may be very painful. The convenient offloading help, the re-establishment of the natural healthy intervertebral disc space, and the advantage of promoting and using the lower back muscles often greatly benefit patients with lumbar sprain and spondylosis. For more info click reference.

Other factors include spondylolisthesis, a disorder in which vertebral slippage occurs usually between the fourth or fifth lumbar vertebrae or the fifth lumbar vertebrae and the first sacral vertebrae. L4, L5, and S1 are generally referred to as these. Spondylolisthesis is mostly the result of a prior injury, many athletes may injure themselves, and for many years the Spondylolisthesis does not completely manifest or show itself. Depending on the severity of the slippage, it is classified as form I, or type II. Any genetic predispositions that can occur as spondylolisthesis may also be present.

Another source of lower back pain is spondylosis. Basically, spondylosis refers to a vertebral body that is ill. This also leads to lumbar dysfunction, which is often caused by other disorders of metabolism and illness. Lumbar sprain or strain is another common cause of low back or lumbar pain and can be either chronic or longer-term, or acute, which usually means sharp or sudden.The use of my offloading lumbar support orthotic is typically very useful for those patients who have degenerative disc disease. The layout of the support itself allows patients to use and engage the postural musculature of their lumbar spine as the orthotic works to re-establish the natural, safe, intervertebral disc space. Once again this lends itself to the rehabilitative nature of the assistance, allowing patients to be independent of the aid. It helps patients to change their posture and use the muscles in their low back structurally.