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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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How is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis diagnosed?

The diagnostic methods for this condition are:

  • X-ray
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • Myelogram

We have a 24-hour working diagnosis center in our orthopedic department with around the clock diagnosis and treatment available making us one of the best hospitals in Hyderabad.

How is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis prevented?

To prevent the development of this condition, one can follow certain measures:

  • Get regular exercise.
  • Maintain good posture
  • Maintain a healthy weight.

What is the treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

The treatment strategies for this condition are:

  • Physical therapy: Mild exercises are recommended for the patients suffering from this condition to ensure the stretching and strengthening of the lumbar spine and to ensure its stability.
  • Medications: Pain relief medications are prescribed and also epidural injections may be prescribed to reduce the swelling.
  • Decompressive laminectomy: It is a surgical procedure in which the roof of the vertebrae is opened to create more space for the spine. It may be done with or without spinal fusion which is a procedure in which a few vertebrae are fused to initiate the formation of a single bone.
  • Laminotomy: It is also a procedure to create an opening in the lamina in an attempt to relieve the pressure on the nerve roots.
  • Foraminotomy: It is the surgical opening or enlargement of the bony exit of the nerve root as it leaves the spinal canal.
  • Medial facetectomy: It is the surgical procedure to remove a part of the facet which may have overgrown, or to create more space in the spinal canal.
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion: It is a procedure in which the degenerative disk is removed through the lower abdomen. Devices such as metal or carbon filters are placed to support the removed disk and are packed with bone to ultimately fuse it
    with other bones.
  • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion: It is a procedure in which the degenerative disk is removed through the back, the rest of the method is similar to an anterior lumbar interbody fusion.
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: In this method, the degenerative disk is removed through the back, and the posterior bone of the spinal canal is also removed followed by the use of a structural device to allow the fusion of bones.
  • Posterolateral fusion: It is a procedure that places bone graft on the back as well as side of the spine followed by fusion.

What is the treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Our team of doctors at Yashoda Hospitals Hyderabad study each case and suggest the best possible treatment for every condition. Our services since the past few years have made us one of the best hospitals in India.

 

References: 
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Mayo Clinic. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-stenosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20352961 Accessed on June 21, 2020.
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Spine Health. Available at: https://www.spine-health.com/conditions/spinal-stenosis/lumbar-spinal-stenosis Accessed on June 21, 2020.
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Hopkins Medicine Available at: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/lumbar-spinal-stenosis Accessed on June 21, 2020.
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“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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