Lumbar Stenosis

About

Spinal stenosis is a condition, mostly in adults 50 and older, in which your spinal canal starts to narrow. The narrowing can cause pain and other problems. For most people, the stenosis results from changes because of arthritis. The spinal canal may close. The open spaces between the vertebrae may start to get smaller. The tightness can pinch the spinal cord or the nerves around it, causing pain, tingling, or numbness in your legs, arms, or torso.

 

Signs and Symptoms

  • Sciatica.
  • Foot drop.
  • A hard time standing or walking.
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control.

 

Treatment Options

  • Nonsteroidal medication.
  • Exercise.
  • Acupuncture.
  • Minimally invasive surgery.
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