Spinal Stenosis Surgery Options
The term spinal stenosis means the narrowing of the spinal canal. It is the abnormal narrowing of the spine in any part or region of it. It causes a restriction in the spinal nerves which results in neurological deficit such as weakness, movement disorders, sensory symptoms, and blackouts. The location of the stenosis tells which area of the body is affected. Due to this condition, the spinal canal is narrowed at the vertebral canal. This canal is the vertebral column which is formed by the vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes. On the basis of the areas affected, spinal stenosis has a few types which have been discussed below along with their treatment.
The physical checkup of an individual with spinal stenosis will determine the information about the exact location of nerve compression. There are also some other factors as well that should be investigated such as any area of sensory abnormalities, irregular reflexes, numbness, and any muscular etching. MRI and CT scan are one of the most useful ways to diagnose and determine spinal stenosis. You should know that an MRI uses electromagnetic signals to produce images of the spine.
Surgery options for spinal stenosis
But still, if an individual is reasonably well to perform his or her duties then they shouldn't go for such surgery unless it is their last option. Also, take note that an interlaminar implant is a non-fusion U-shaped device which is placed between two bones in the lower back that helps to maintain the motion of your spine. It also keeps the spine stable after lumbar decompressive surgery.