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Degeneration of the lumbar intervertebral discs as a cause of root discomfort in the lumbar spine

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dc.contributor.author Karło, Aneta
dc.contributor.author Szmelcer, Beniamin
dc.contributor.author Kontowicz, Marlena
dc.contributor.author Wszelaki, Patrycja
dc.contributor.author Zaborna, Daria
dc.contributor.author Wilczyński, Michał
dc.contributor.author Krakowska, Natalia
dc.contributor.author Florczak, Aleksander
dc.contributor.author Modlińska, Aleksandra
dc.contributor.author Zwolinski, Adrian
dc.contributor.author Kwiatkowska, Klaudia
dc.contributor.author Piątkowska, Paula
dc.contributor.author Kędziora-Kornatowska, Kornelia
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-26T05:43:23Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-26T05:43:23Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-02
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Education, Health and Sport, No. 8, Vol. 9, pp. 343-355
dc.identifier.issn 2391-8306
dc.identifier.other doi:10.5281/zenodo.3375510
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/5945
dc.description.abstract Background: The change in the lifestyle of modern man and the related lack of physical activity caused that pain in the spine has become a civilization problem, covering an increasing population regardless of latitude. Degenerative changes of the spine, also in the lumbar region, are the most frequently diagnosed cause of patients' dysfunction. Material and methods: Analysis of available literature, articles in the Google Scholar and PubMed database using keywords: lumbar spine, degenerative changes, dysfunctions Results: Currently, in addition to injuries and mechanical loads, the causes of lumbar spine dysfunction also include abnormal spinal nutritional composition and genetic factors, with the greatest emphasis on genes encoding type 1 collagen. During diagnostics, apart from X-ray imaging, computed tomography and resonance imaging methods should not forget about properly conducted interviews and functional tests. Kinesitherapy assisted by physical treatment methods such as laser therapy or ultrasound should play a major role in rehabilitation. Kinesitherapy should be tailored to the individual patient, and exercises selected so that the patient can also do them at home. Conclusions: In the prevention of degenerative changes of the lumbar spine, there should be a much greater emphasis on patient education related to risk factors or learning ergonomic work. Despite much work on this topic, there is still a need to improve public awareness and further research on prevention.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
dc.subject lumbar spine
dc.subject degenerative changes
dc.subject dysfunctions
dc.title Degeneration of the lumbar intervertebral discs as a cause of root discomfort in the lumbar spine
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article


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