Spinal stenosis is a disease which makes the spinal cord weak and can easily compress the nerves. Spinal stenosis is commonly called as ‘shrinking back’lumbago‘. It affects mainly those people aged above sixty years, although, it can affect anyone.
The nerve that is compressed is called as the median nerve. If the nerve becomes irritated, the compression can be very serious. For instance, if you have back support, it may cause some spasms. This can lead to a severe injury called as a herniated disc.
The spine is very complex and every part of the spine has different functions. The spine is a very important part of our body. With the help of surgery, the spine can be restored in shape. Spinal stenosis can be reversed and treated with surgery.
The spinal fluid called as epidural space lies in between the discs in the lower back, when there is pressure on the nerve it can cause a herniated disc. A herniated disc can cause severe pain and sometimes it leads to permanent disability. Herniated disc symptoms vary from person to person.
Spinal stenosis can be diagnosed by x-ray examination or a digital use test. Lumbago is also classified according to the type of pain and mobility of a patient. The pain can vary from mild to severe.
Lumbago is the most common form of back pain. People who are suffering from Lumbago usually complain of similar symptoms like sharp shooting, stabbing, or burning pain. Lumbago usually occurs due to the compression of vertebrae in the lower back. It is also known as the ‘shrinking back’.While Lumbago is the most common type of back pain, it is not the only one. Spinal stenosis can occur for several reasons. Spinal stenosis can be caused due to a herniated disc. A herniated disc is a bulging disc in which the discs are pushing on each other or upon the nerves.
Spinal stenosis can also be caused due to a pinched nerve or an abnormal vertebral shape. Spinal stenosis is not curable but it can be treated with medication or surgery.
In the spine, the vertebrae are joined together and it acts as a collar. It holds the ribs in place and prevents the rib cage from collapsing.
Spine is a very important part of our body. As we age, our spine becomes smaller and weaker due to the bone degeneration. Sometimes it even collapses causing back pain. Spine problems cause tremendous loss of normal bodily movement.
Herniated disc symptoms can lead to spinal stenosis and shearing pain that can cause a herniated disc, a degenerated disk, or a bulging disk. Lumbago is a painful condition that can cause nausea, vomiting, severe headache, numbness, tingling, weakness, and difficulty with muscle control.
To treat spinal stenosis, a patient should be treated by orthopedic physicians. The physician needs to know the severity of the problem before starting the treatment. During treatment, a patient should be monitored constantly so that if something is wrong, a prompt diagnosis can be made.