Doctors for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in Ernakulam, Kochi
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LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis is a medical condition in which the spinal canal narrows so much that it compresses the spinal cord at the point of lumbar vertebrae. This is usually a result of spinal degeneration that is often associated with aging. This may also be caused by spinal disc herniation, a tumour or osteoporosis. This can also be a congenital condition. The symptoms start with low back pain that tends to move up to the neck. A few months or years later, there can be claudication.
HOW IS LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Imaging scans such as MRI, CT scan, x-rays and bone scans are usually recommended by an orthopaedic to help diagnose this disorder.
HOW IS LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS TREATED?
Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis depends on the specific symptoms and how much they affect the everyday activities. Non-surgical treatments like medications, physical therapy and steroid injections are followed. Targeted drug delivery is another treatment method. Spinal surgery is another option.
DID YOU KNOW?
The earlier the treatment commences here, the faster you are able to control the problem of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.