Back and Neck Injury/Lower Back Pain


I am experiencing a great deal of joint pain in several areas but especially pain in my lower back. I recently had a CT scan for something else and the following statement was included regarding my back: The osseous structures show moderate spondylosis at several levels in the thoracic and lumbar spine and degenerative facet joint changes at L4-5 and L5-S1.
What does this mean? What are some things I can do at home to help this?

Hello Bill,

Sorry to hear about your back pain.  I do think there may some things I can suggest that may help, and that you may do at home.

First, "spondylosis" is a rather general term that basically means osteoarthritis or degeneration. So your thoracic (middle back) and lumbar (lower back) vertebrae are degenerating. And the small joints where your L-4, L-5, and S1 join together are also degenerating.

That said, often times with any type of joint pain, it is the shortening and tightening of tissue around joints.  Bones only go where muscles pull or hold them, so if you release the tight muscles that are inappropriately compressing and restricting your joints, then quite often your pain will go away.

I discuss all of this in greater detail on my completely free website, Do It Yourself Joint Pain Relief,
if you are interested.

I think you could benefit from doing the follow-along videos on my main Lower Back Pain Relief page,
and the main Middle Back Pain Relief page,

Again, just follow along with the videos, take your time, and you may be pleasantly surprised with how much you can do all by yourself to relief your own pain.

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I do hope this helps.

All the best,

Gary Crowley  

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