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Pain is a common symptom of spinal stenosis and the location of the pain will depend on whether the stenosis is present in the upper or lower portions of the spine. The symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis may become severe for a little while but then subside. These are some of the most common symptoms associated with lumbar spinal stenosis:

    • Low back pain and leg cramps
    • Numbness and weakness that radiates down to the legs and feet
    • Pain that gets worse when standing upright or walking
    • Stiffness in the thighs and legs
    • Pain that subsides when leaning forward

Reduced or complete loss of bladder and bowel control

Aging is a key factor in lumbar spinal stenosis and this condition is most commonly caused by arthritis, specifically osteoarthritis which causes the thickening of the spinal ligaments as well as the occurrence of bone spurs. Some of the other causes of lumbar spinal stenosis include:

  • Conditions such as spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
  • Trauma and infection (often associated with invasive surgery)
  • Herniation of a spinal disc
  • Disc degeneration

Mild to moderate cases of lumbar spinal canal stenosis can be managed with conservative treatment alone. Surgery is only advisable if non-invasive treatments for lumbar spinal canal stenosis are ineffective. Studies show that many patients experience an improvement immediately after surgery but this is a temporary improvement that decreases with time. However, a conservative but holistic approach can help to reduce pain and improve mobility.

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Lumbar spinal canal stenosis is often the result of a spinal problem such as spondylolisthesis where one vertebra slips over another, significantly narrowing the spinal canal. The most common spondylolisthesis is caused by the slippage of the L4 vertebra over the L5 (the lumbar spine) which is why lumbar spinal canal stenosis is the most common type of spinal canal stenosis. Identifying and treating the underlying spinal problem will go a long way in obtaining lasting relief from this condition.

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Inflammation is a common component of lumbar canal stenosis and so NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) may be prescribed. These medications are effective in reducing lumbar spinal stenosis pain but they pose significant cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risks.

However, We use Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) technology from Germany to reduce the lumbar spinal canal stenosis pain without any side effects. The FSM method uses a low-level electric current to promote repair and eliminate back pain. Heat and cold therapy is also effective in reducing pain and is often combined with medical movements such as the McKenzie method and kinetic control movements to relieve the pressure on the affected areas.

Lumbar spinal canal stenosis can become severe if it is left untreated. It can also result in permanent nerve damage so visit a spine specialist at the earliest for a diagnosis.

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