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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is narrowing of your spinal cord, which is the open area of your spine. Narrowness put pressure on the nerves of your spine, and that causing pain, numbness or weakness.

Aging is the main causes of spinal stenosis, because the wear and tear of the spinal disc and joints makes the canal narrow. And such conditions may become the causes of arthritis or spinal stenosis.

Spinal stenosis can affect any area of your spine. Although it may often occurs in the neck (cervical stenosis) or lower back area (lumber stenosis).

Symptoms of spinal stenosis

You may notice that symptoms of spinal stenosis occur on one side of your body and increase over the time. Symptoms of spinal stenosis include:-

  1. Weakness or numbness in your legs and foot.
  2. Pain in your neck, arm, leg, thighs, buttocks, back, etc
  3. Bowel or bladder problem
  4. Spoilage while walking
  5. Partial or complete leg paralysis in extreme cases

If you are struggling form these symptoms, then understand you are suffering from spinal stenosis and you need specialist who can help you to get rid from this serious diseases.

Causes of spinal stenosis

Ageing is the most common causes of spinal stenosis, this is because the spine consists of bones separated by disc. And the disc is made of jelly-like flabby substance, so the disc releases water as we age. As a result, growth called bone spurs form on the surface of the bone, eventually cause the narrowing of spine. There could other medical condition for spinal stenosis such as,

  1. Arthritis
  2. Inflammatory spondyloarthritis, which is a term to describe diseases involving your joints and spinal areas, where ligaments and tendons attach the bone.
  3. Scoliosis
  4. Spinal tumors, abnormal growth that occurs inside the spinal cord.
  5. Paget’s disease is a disease that causes bone weakening.
  6. Herniated disc

Treatment for spinal stenosis

If you go to a specialist for your spinal stenosis problem, then your doctor first examines you well by performing numerous test like Imaging scan, electromyography exam. Bone exam, etc and then will tell you if you need non-surgical or surgical treatment.

Non-surgical treatment for spinal stenosis

Medication- the doctors will prescribe you nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs), ibuprofen (advil and motrin) and naproxen (aleve) to relief the pain and inflammation.

Physical therapy is one of the most effective non-surgical treatments which will help patient to get rid from pain by performing different types of exercise to restore the movement and function.

Cortisone is injection given to the patient to reduce swelling and pain.

If non-surgical treatment is not very beneficial for you, then doctors use the surgery option and try to use minimal invasive method that targets only affected areas and protect the healthy tissue.

Types of surgery and procedure:

Laminectomy- this surgery is for removes lamina and part of the vertebrae. Also try to create more space in the spinal cord.

Foraminotory- this surgery enlarges the area where the spinal root exits the spinal cord.

Spinal fusion procedure - to connect the vertebrae that are causing pain, so they no longer move around.

Spinal stenosis can be such a fatal disease, you can guess from the fact that you may also be at risk of paralysis in the extreme condition. Before the spinal stenosis reaches that level, you need a specialist to make free you from this disease completely. Spine Solution India is a place where every kind of spinal problem can be treated including spinal stenosis. Come under the treatment of our experts now and get rid from this disease. To book your appointmen call us at.....