Spinal Stenosis Treatment
What is it?
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal column, which in turn exerts pressure on the spinal cord, or the narrowing of the openings from where spinal nerves leave the spinal column.
- Arthritis of the spine, usually in middle-aged or elderly people
- Bone diseases, such as Paget disease
- Defect or growth in the spine that was present from birth
- Herniated or slipped disk, which often happened in the past
- An injury that causes pressure on the nerve roots or the spinal cord
- Tumors in the spine
Test & Diagnosis
The detection begins with a physical exam during which the patient is asked to:
- Sit, stand, and walk. The doctor may also ask you to walk on your toes and then on your heels.
- Bend forward, backward, and sideways.
- Lift your legs straight up while lying down.
A brain and nervous system examination may be used to confirm the diagnosis. The following tests may be done:
- Spinal MRI or spinal CT scan
- X-ray of the spine
Spinal stenosis symptoms often become worse over time and ultimately require management via surgical options or relieve pressure on the nerves or spinal cord.
The surgical procedure may include:
- Removal of a bulging disc
- Removal of the protruding vertebra
- Widening of the opening where the spinal nerves are
The different types of surgical options include:
Doctors and Surgeons present in NewLife Health Tour's network hospitals are well trained in Spinal Surgeon’s and in other Medical specialties. Doctors will work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment plan, based on your symptoms and the resources. Our associate Board certified surgeons are highly experienced and have performed more than hundreds of such kinds of surgery at our state of the art JCI accredited hospitals where diagnostic and therapeutic services are seamlessly integrated under the same roof. Our World-renowned team of surgeons and highly trained nurses provide comprehensive care of the highest quality, ensuring that patients receive the most advanced treatments known to medicine.