Doctors for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in Thottakatukara Jn, 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 would be done by an orthopaedic who would observe the related symptoms and also do some X-ray and CT scans to determine the extent of the damage.
HOW IS LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS TREATED?
Pain relievers, exercise and losing weight could help relieve pain and strengthen the muscles. Surgery is advised to patients in extreme cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis occurs in 12% of the older community dwelling men.