Conservative treatment methods for Spinal Stenosis
In some cases, spinal injections, that can be performed as a day case procedure, may be appropriate and can relieve some of the pain and discomfort associated with spinal stenosis.
Operative treatment methods for Spinal Stenosis
Surgery is not always necessary.
Once we have diagnosed that you have spinal canal stenosis, we use various treatment methods, depending on the severity and the symptoms. Our spinal specialist will develop a treatment plan for you.
If the narrowing of the vertebral canal is not yet very advanced, conservative measures such as physiotherapy can often help. The goal of our treatment programme is to relieve your pain significantly and improve your quality of life.
Lumbar Spinal stenosis surgery
The objective of surgery is to remove the material (for example the excess bone and ‘thickened’ ligament) from the back of the spinal canal to give the nerve roots and/or cauda equina more room.
The nature of spinal surgery is aimed at providing benefit with a good percentage of improvement and relief of leg symptoms. Good relief from leg symptoms following decompression surgery usually occurs in approximately 70–80% of cases. This is not necessarily felt immediately, but over a period of time, often several months.
Diagnosing spinal stenosis requires experience
There are many symptoms of spinal canal stenosis and they can also fit other diseases of the spine. With thorough diagnostic tests, we can find the cause of your problems and initiate the appropriate treatment.
Every diagnosis begins with an extensive consultation and a thorough physical examination. After assessment we can confirm the diagnosis with imaging methods and precisely determine the location and extent of the narrowing. Whether you need an exact diagnosis, conservative treatment or precise disc surgery – you will benefit from the experience of our spine specialists.
Spinal stenosis: Our specialist
Whether you need an exact diagnosis, conservative treatment or precise disc surgery – you will benefit from the experience of our spine specialists.