Stenosis of the Spine
Detailed information regarding stenosis of the spine.
Spinal stenosis normally develops in the later years of life. It is usually considered an age-related disease. However, there are cases where spinal stenosis develops as a result of other conditions that are not age-related and occur in younger people. Spinal stenosis occurs when the nerves and spinal cord are compressed. The condition can occur in the neck (cervical spinal stenosis) or the lower back region (lumbar spinal stenosis). Symptoms of the condition include pain in the back, legs or arms. A tingling sensation or weakness is also felt in the legs or arms. In some cases numbness is experienced in the extremities. In cervical spinal stenosis myelopathy is experienced. This is difficulty in coordination of the arms.
Treatments for spinal stenosis are usually dependent on the severity of the case. Surgical and non-surgical spinal stenosis treatments are available for the treatment of this condition. Surgical treatments however are only recommended when all other conservative treatments have proven ineffective. Non-surgical treatments are first applied for 4-6 weeks before the consideration of surgical treatment unless the case requires an emergency surgery.
Age related causes of stenosis of the spine
Spinal stenosis is mainly caused by age-related conditions. Although these conditions result from the normal ageing process the severe spinal stenosis can be avoided by learning more about age related causes of the condition
Learn more about Age Related Causes of Spinal Stenosis,
Non-age related causes of stenosis of the spine
Many people believe that spinal stenosis is limited to the elderly. However, there are many cases of the condition in younger people. This is due to the fact that spinal stenosis is also caused by other conditions that are not age related.
Surgical treatment for stenosis of the spine
Surgical treatment is often recommended as a final resort to the treatment of spinal stenosis. However, there are various surgical options for the treatment of this condition.
Non-surgical treatment for stenosis of the spine
Surgical treatment stenosis of the spine is used as a last resort for treatment. There are several non-invasive forms of treatment that are effective in reducing the effects of spinal stenosis.
Minimal invasive spinal surgery as a treatment for stenosis of the spine
Regular surgical treatment results in the extensive damage of muscular and soft tissue in the back. Patients also take a long time to recover from normal spinal surgery. Minimal invasive spinal surgery offers the same result as traditional surgery with less damage and faster recovery times.
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Article published January 6th, 2011
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