- How a stenosis of the spine can compress the spinal nerves.
Spine Stenosis Open the Lumbar Stenosis pop-up dialog box
Multilevel stenosis of the spine
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces in your spine that can put pressure on the nerves that run through the spine. Spinal stenosis is most common in the lower back and neck.
- Some people with spinal stenosis may not have symptoms. Others may experience pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness. Symptoms can appear over time. Spinal stenosis treatment in hyderabad
Many people show signs of spinal stenosis on an MRI or CT scan, but may not have symptoms. When they do occur, they often start gradually and work over time. Symptoms vary depending on the location of the stenosis and the nerves affected.
- In the neck (cervical spine)
- Numbness or tingling sensation in one hand, arm, foot, or leg
- Weakness in hand, arm, foot, or leg
- Walking and balance disorders
- Neck pain
- In severe cases, bowel or bladder dysfunction (urination and incontinence)
- Herniated disc with bone spur
- Herniated Disc and Bone Spur in the Open Spine Pop-up Dialog
- The spine runs from the neck to the lower back. The bones in your spine form a vertebral canal that protects your spinal cord (nerves).
Some people are born with a small spinal canal. Most spinal stenoses, however, occur when something happens to narrow the open space in the spine. Causes of stenosis of the spine can be:
Bone growth. The wear and tear on the bones of the spine caused by osteoarthritis can lead to the formation of bone spores, which can develop in the spinal canal. Paget’s disease, a bone disease that typically affects adults, can also lead to bone growth in the spine.
Disc prolapse. Soft pillows that act as shock absorbers between your vertebrae tend to dry out as you age. Cracks on the outside of a disc can cause some of the soft inner material to escape and press on the spinal cord or nerves. Spinal stenosis treatment in hyderabad
Most people with spinal stenosis are over 50 years old. Although degenerative changes can lead to spinal stenosis in younger people, other causes need to be considered. These include trauma, spinal birth defects like scoliosis, and a genetic disease that affects the development of bones and muscles throughout the body. Spine imaging can differentiate these causes. Spinal stenosis treatment in hyderabad
In rare cases, severe, untreated stenosis of the spine can progress and permanently cause:
- Balance disorders