Sometimes pressure on nerves in the lumbar region can lead to more serious issue which is known as cauda equine syndrome. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, consult a Neurosurgeon in Dubai for further treatment
Diagnosis made through Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan but you may need additional scans for lumbar canal stenosis surgery.
CT scan and X-rays of your lumbar spine may show bone growths called spurs that push the spinal nerves or lead to the narrowing of the spinal cord.
Other studies- A bone scan, myelogram, and EMG (an electrical test of muscle activity) may be required as clinically indicated.
Physical therapy helps to strengthen your back, and leg muscles.
Medicines- Medicines include anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant drugs that relieve pain and swelling, and Local steroidal injections that reduce swelling.
When there is severe canal stenosis or when the medical treatment and physiotherapy are not improving your pain, you may need to undergo Spine surgery.
If you have been diagnosed to have lumbar canal stenosis and have been advised surgery, Consult a Spine Surgeon in Dubai from a surgeon for lumbar canal stenosis to explore all the treatment options.
Get regular back strengthening exercises- Exercises strengthen the muscles that support the lower back and maintain your spine flexible. Aerobic exercises including cycling, walking, and most importantly swimming is all good for your back.
Maintains good posture- learn how to sit and stand properly.
Maintain a healthy weight- excess weight put excessive stress on your back and can lead to lumbar spinal stenosis.
Consult Dr. Arun with a professional experience of more than 13 years in the field of Neurosurgery