Doctors for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in Edathala, Kochi
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LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS
The narrowing of the spinal canal in the region of the lower back is known as Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. The narrowing is the result of tissue or bone growing in the openings of the spinal bones which cause pressure on and irritate the nerves of the spinal cord. It can cause pain and numbness in the legs and feet.
HOW IS LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis depends on specific symptoms and medical history examination. Orthopedician may evaluate your symptoms and examine various factors that increase the pain and the duration of symptoms. Neurosurgeons may order for a CT-scan or an MRI for visualizing the spinal canal.
HOW IS LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS TREATED?
Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis includes modification of lifestyle and avoiding excessive stress. Additionally, physiotherapy is suggested along with exercises to strengthen the spine. Epidural injections could be given for spine relief. Surgery could be essential in rare cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Having a good posture and maintaining a healthy weight could reduce the risk of a person from having this disorder.