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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
What is lumbar spinal stenosis?
Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back, known as the lumbar area. This usually happens when bone or tissue-or both-grow in the openings in the spinal bones. This growth can squeeze and irritate nerves that branch out from the spinal cord .
The result can be pain, numbness, or weakness, most often in the legs, feet, and buttocks.
Risk Factors for Lumbar spinal stenosis
It's most often caused by changes that can happen as people age. For example: Connective tissues called ligaments get thicker.
Arthritis leads to the growth of bony spurs that push on the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord.
Discs between the bones may be pushed backward into the spinal canal.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms may include: Numbness, weakness, cramping, or pain in the legs, feet, or buttocks. These symptoms get worse when you walk, stand straight, or lean backward. The pain gets better when you sit down or lean forward. Stiffness in the legs and thighs. Low back pain. In severe cases, loss of bladder and bowel control.
Non Surgical Treatment For Spine Conditions
AMERICAN SPINE CENTER’s 360 protocol is unique and supported by evidence based medicine. It has been formulated in our primary branch in the USA and implemented in other branches and has been updated since 1991.
We have successfully treated more than 50,000 patients with this protocol at our branches in U.S.A and GCC.
At American Spine Center we not only focus on treating the symptoms of the disease but also on the underlying root cause.
Our aim is to treat the patient as a whole with successful results.
AMERICAN SPINE CENTER’s 360 protocol is based on 4 key principles
- Consultation & Education: The first step towards a successful treatment is consultation and education. This includes a detailed history and physical examination and review of previous records with the patient. At this stage our specialists will recommend the appropriate medication regimen.
- Decompression Therapy: This treatment targets the disc to provide negative intra-discal pressure which improves blood flow and hydration of the affected disc. This creates a healing environment to improve spinal disease. Intervertebral Disc Decompression is an advanced non-surgical technology. It comprises of a series of treatment sessions that are specifically designed for each patient.
- Non-Surgical Pain Procedures: These procedures are an integrated part of our successful protocol of non-surgical treatment, and it ensures success rates. A series of therapeutic injections are administered to very specific areas of the spine to alleviate pain that would otherwise interfere with daily life. Our Pain Physicians are skilled in using this advanced method of Pain Management with care and safety. We use C-ARM and ultrasound guide for precise placement of the needle for increased effectiveness and to avoid any potential side effect.
- Nutrition & Wellness: We believe that the patient’s active participation in the treatment protocol produces long-lasting results. We review all conditions as well as risk factors. We address many issues; such as smoking cessation, overweight problems, ergonomic posture, and exercises that can fit into any lifestyle or schedule. Implementing these changes will improve the chances of long-lasting results so the patient can enjoy a normal active life.