Spinal Stenosis refers to a Spine condition that begins due to the narrowing of space within your spine leading to more pressure on the nerves that pass through the spine. Our work routine, sitting postures and the wear -and- tear changes in the spine as a result of Osteoarthritis are the major reasons for Spinal Stenosis to occur. It happens either in the neck part or the lower back region.
A healthy Spine has enough space for spinal canal and the nerve roots as they exit the spine through the neuro-foramen. Spinal stenosis, however, leads to the development of bony growths from osteoarthritis or other degenerative conditions that tighten the space for the spinal cord and spinal nerves.

Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

In some cases of Spinal Stenosis the symptoms are not obvious at all other than difficulty in performing day to day activities. However, some might experience tingling, numbness and weakness of muscles overall. These symptoms become worse over time. Listed below are some further prominent symptoms of Spinal Stenosis:

Types of spinal stenosis

The types of Spinal Stenosis depend on the part of the spine impacted. As mentioned above, the degeneration normally occurs in the neck region or the lower back.

Cervical Spinal Stenosis: The narrowing of space occurs in the neck part of your spine.

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: This is the most common form of Spinal Stenosis and happens due to narrowing of space in the lower back part of the spine.

How is Spinal Stenosis Diagnosed?

How is Spinal Stenosis Treated at IAMC

Practicing experts at Iffat Anwar Medical Complex advise a treatment plan according to the level of pain and the narrowing of Spine canal.