The spinal canal is the passageway that houses and protects the spinal cord and nerve roots. Spinal stenosis results when the canal is narrowed or restricted in some way. These restrictions can include ruptures of the discs between the spinal bones (herniated discs), thickening of the ligaments within the canal, bone spurs growing into the canal, and more.
Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
If you have spinal stenosis, you may experience:
Treatment of Spinal Stenosis
Non-surgical treatments may include:
Surgical treatment generally consists of:
Indications for surgery include pain that fails to improve satisfactorily with non-surgical treatment.