What is Baastrup’s disease?
Baastrup’s disease is a condition in which adjacent spinous progresses in the lumbar spine rub against each other. The “Baastrup” in the name refers to Christian Ingerslev Baastrup, a radiologist.
When you have Baastrup’s disease, you probably feel severe back pain. Therefore, it’s also called back pain syndrome. Other names for the condition include kissing spine syndrome and Baastrup syndrome.
Besides back pain, it also causes symptoms like numbness.
In general, Baastrup’s disease is more common in the elderly.
Keywords: Baastrup’s disease; back pain syndrome; kissing spine syndrome; Baastrup syndrome.