Doctors for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in Perumpilly, 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?
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 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?
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis occurs in 12% of the older community dwelling men.