The low back is a common place to experience pain. This area of the back is called the lumbar spine. The main function of the lumbar spine is to support the weight of your upper body. Spinal Stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal is narrowed. The narrowed canal causes pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. Spinal Stenosis may or may not produce symptoms. Many cases of Spinal Stenosis can be treated without surgery. Be that as it may, a few people encounter serious or progressive nerve involvement, loss of function, and pain. Surgical treatment can relieve nerve pressure and help restore function and relieve pain. Lumbar spinal stenosis is typically caused by degenerative facet-joint arthrosis and leads to compression of the nerves, resulting in walking disability and leg pain in the elderly. Evidence showing a benefit of adding fusion to decompression surgery is lacking, even in the subgroup of patients who have degenerative spondylolisthesis (a slip of adjacent vertebrae caused by facet-joint arthrosis). Decompression with fusion is performed in approximately half of all patients with lumbar spinal stenosis who undergo spine surgery and in 96% of the subgroup of patients who have concomitant spondylolisthesis. In any case, there are circumstances when you might need to proceed with spine surgery.
- You've tried non-surgical treatments and they haven't been successful.
- You've been in severe pain for a lengthy period of time.
- You're experiencing radiculopathy, which is a medical term used to describe pain, numbness, and tingling in the arms or legs.
- You've lost sensation in your arms or legs.
- You have decreased motor strength in your arms or legs.
- You've lost bowel or bladder control.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options
Once your doctor has told you that you have spinal stenosis, treating the condition usually starts with non-surgical, “conservative” treatments. If one suffers from mild to moderate back and leg symptoms from spinal stenosis, you may feel relief from the following non-surgical options:
- Patient education
- Rest or restricted activity
- Weight loss
- Medication (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
- Chiropractic care
- Physical therapy
Surgical Treatment Options
A definitive objective of surgery is to expand the region of the spinal canal by relieving pressure on the spinal sac and nerves that are stretching out to the rest of your body. Few surgical treatments that can possibly help relieve pain from spinal stenosis.
- Surgical Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
- Surgical Decompression with Spinal Fusion Surgery for Spinal Stenosis
- Interspinous Process Distraction without Surgical Decompression (X STOP)
- The coflex® Solution
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