Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal and pressuring the nerves that pass through the spine. As the vertebral joint and the ligaments between the bones thicken with age, the spaces within the spine narrow down and compress the nerves.


Longitudinal section

Major symptoms of spinal stenosis

Severe pain in legs when walking for a long time
• Burning pain in buttocks and/or legs
Numbness in buttocks and/or legs
Difficulty in walking downhill than uphill
Less painful when leaning forward
Lying down on a soft surface feels more comfortable than a hard surface
Feet are cold
Feels uncomfortable after urinating

Diagnosis of spinal stenosis

MRI scans the human body and generates the scanned images, allowing the doctors to examine whether a spinal canal is narrowed or not.

Treatments of spinal stenosis

Nonsurgical treatment: Epidural Block
Surgical treatment: Microscopic decompression