Spinal Canal Stenosis

Spinal Canal Stenosis


What is Spins Canal Stenosis?

Spins Canal Stenosis occurs when the discs between the vertebrae lose their spongy structure with aging. The fact that the discs between the vertebrae contain less water and begin to harden causes the disc to bulge towards the spinal canal. The joints in the spine thicken with cambering on the spinal cord, where the nerves that give sensation and strength to the legs are located. These sequential changes cause narrowing of the lumbar spinal canal over time, which is called spiral canal stenosis.


Spisl Canal Stenosis Symptoms

Although there are not rare complaints, the following symptoms are usually observed.

  • Back pain
  • Loss of feeling in the back area
  • Leg aches
  • Cramp in legs
  • Numbness of the leg
  • Inability to walk for a long time
  • Complaints may increase in people who stand still for a long time, they need to change their positions and rest.


Treatment Methods

Different treatment methods may be required for the treatment of Spisl canal stenosis:

  • Medication: Painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs can be used. Medicines should only be taken with the advice of a doctor. It should not be used over the specified dose.
  • Physiotheraphy: Physiotherapy can be applied to reduce symptoms and gain flexibility and strength. These therapies are usually meant to stretch tense muscles and increase blood circulation in the nerves. It must be repeated often.
  • Surgery: Surgery may be required for patients whose symptoms cannot be improved with medication and physical therapy. However, surgery is generally considered appropriate for patients with severe reductions in body functions. People whose walking distance is too short and who have lost their bowel control can also be operated on.