Spinal stenosis treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore

Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore

Spinal stenosis occurs when the backbone's interior space is too small. Pressure can be exerted on the spinal cord and nerves passing through the spine. The lower back and neck are the most common areas where spinal stenosis occurs.

Spinal stenosis can be asymptomatic for some people, while some people experience pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness and the symptoms can worsen over time.

Wear-and-tear changes in the spine caused by arthritis are the most common cause of spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis patients who have severe cases may need surgery while providing spinal stenosis treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore.

It is possible to create more space inside the spine through surgery. The spinal cord or nerves may be relieved from pressure, thus easing symptoms. However, surgery cannot cure this, and hence the pain persists.


There are often no symptoms associated with spinal stenosis. It is common for symptoms to begin slowly and worsen over time when they do occur. Different signs depend on which part of the spine is affected.

In the Lower back: Leg pain or cramping can result from spinal stenosis in the lower back. This occurs when you stand or walk for a long time, and you will feel better if you bend forward or sit down. Back pain is also joint among some people.

In the Neck: In the neck, spinal stenosis can cause,

  • Feeling numb

  • Hands, legs, feet, or arms tingling or weak

  • Having difficulty walking and balancing

  • Having neck pain

  • Constipation or urination problems


Your health care provider may ask about symptoms and medical history. There is a possibility that you will be examined physically. Depending on the problem, you may also need an imaging test. The tests performed are,

  1. A back X-ray can reveal bone changes that narrow the spinal canal. X-rays emit a small amount of radiation.

  2. An MRI produces hard and soft tissue images using a powerful magnet and radio waves. It is possible to detect disk and ligament damage with this test, and Additionally, it can detect tumours.

  3. You may need a CT scan if you cannot have an MRI. A combination of different X-ray images is taken during this test. A contrast dye is injected into the spinal cord during a CT myelogram to highlight the spinal cord and nerves. Herniated disks, bone spurs, and tumours can be detected.

Treatment Procedures

Non-Surgical Procedure: This includes medications, physiotherapy, steroid shots, and a needle procedure.

Medications: If common pain relievers are insufficient to relieve your pain, anti-inflammatory drugs may be prescribed.

At night, chronic pain can be eased with amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant.

Pain caused by damaged nerves can be reduced with antiseizure drugs, such as gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise).

It is possible to become addicted to prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone (Oxycontin, Roxicodone, and others) and hydrocodone (Hysingla ER).

By Doing Physiotherapy: You may benefit from exercises like,

Enhance your strength and endurance

Maintain your spine's flexibility and stability

Make your balance better

Steroid Shots: Nerve roots that are pinched may become irritated and swollen. Treatments of steroid medications may help reduce inflammation and relieve pain around the pinched nerve. However, steroids can have serious side effects. Repeated steroid injections can weaken nearby bones, ligaments, and tendons. Hence, it is common for people to wait many months between steroid injections.

Needle Procedure for Spinal Stenosis: Lumbar spine ligaments can become too thick sometimes. Some ligaments can be removed by inserting a device resembling a needle through the skin. As a result, the spinal canal might be more open, relieving strain on the nerve roots. You might be given medication to make you feel at ease throughout the process. Many folks can go home on the same day.

Surgical Procedures of Spinal Stenosis

Several surgeries can be performed to increase the space in the spinal canal, including,

Laminectomy: The affected spinal bone's back part (lamina) is removed in this operation. By making more space around the nerves, pressure is eased on them. Metal hardware and a bone graft may sometimes be needed to connect that bone to nearby spinal bones.

Laminotomy: Only part of the lamina is removed during this surgery. The surgeon cuts a hole just big enough to relieve pressure in a specific area.

Laminoplasty: Only spinal bones in the neck are operated on in this procedure. A hinge is created on the lamina to increase the space within the spinal canal. An opening in the spine is bridged with metal hardware.

Spinal stenosis symptoms are reduced in most cases by these operations.

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