Getting a Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Diagnosis
Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common cause of low back and leg pain. Narrowing of the spinal canal is the direct cause of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. As individuals get older, the spinal column changes as a result of all the wear and tear effects of aging. Degenerative changes of the spine are seen in up to 95% of people by the age of 50 and is most visible in adults over the age of 60. A small number of people are born with back problems that may result in spinal stenosis.
Common causes include:
Are these symptoms familiar?
Symptoms will vary from person to person but often include the following:
Diagnosing and Treating Spinal Stenosis.
Your doctor will use most, if not all, of the following diagnostic tests: Medical history, Physical examination, X-ray, MRI, CAT Scan (Computerized axial tomography), Myelogram
There are a number of effective treatment options for Spinal Stenosis: