Spinal Stenosis is a medical condition in which the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord and exiting nerve roots. It directly affects the functioning if the brain as the spinal canal narrowing causes difficulty in the transfer of data from the different parts of the body to the brain.
Spinal Stenosis can be genetically transferred or even acquired. Genetic conditions that cause Spinal Stenosis could be a genetically shallow spinal canal or a bone defect which causes the spinal column to become narrow. Spinal Stenosis is usually seen in persons who are in the age group above fifty years.
Symptom Of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Pain in the buttocks or leg, which is a common symptom of lumbar spinal stenosis, may be associated with the compression of the microvascular structures carrying blood flow to the nerve roots. The main symptom of Spinal Stenosis is acute pain in the spinal chord area which slowly deepens in to your legs. You will feel relieved if you rest in an upright sitting position or if you bend forward.
A Non-surgical Solution of spinal stenosis
A Non-surgical Solution of spinal stenosis is spinal decompression therapy. Spinal decompression machines such as the VAX-D and the DRX9000 have been found to be able to correct compressed spinal canals brought on by degenerated or herniated discs.
However if the reason for the stenosis is bony spurs due to osteoarthritis, this procedure is actually contraindicated. Furthermore, in patients with accompanying osteoporosis, spinal decompression will not only aggravate the stenosis, it could even bring about fractures in vertebral bones.
Surgery is the another option to treat spinal stenosis. Surgery can successfully eliminate the pain and numbness in legs.