Spinal channel stenosis

Symptoms

Stress-related dorsalgia emanating to other regions, may lead to amyasthenia and neurological failure. Disorders may emerge after walking several steps and may improve by bending the upper part of the body forward (relieving posture), standing still and/or sitting or recumbency (Spinal Claudication Syndrome).

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Cause

Spinal channel stenosis results in insufficient space for the medulla upon which pressure is exerted. Stenosis is frequently caused by degenerative change in the course of aging – e.g. hypertrophy (overgrowth) of ligaments and bone. It may also result from facet joint cysts, tumors, fractures or inflammatory change.

Treatments

Surgical concepts
Minimally invasive decompression, minimally invasive decompression and semirigid stabilization, decompression and vertebral fusion (stabilization), laminectomy, Vertebral Body Stenting (VBS), thermonucleolysis (targeted and dosed heat therapy with the objective of sclerotizing specific parts of nerve by means of a cannula that applies high-frequency energy to interrupt the emission of nerve pain signals), et al.

Conservative concepts
Epidural injection, infusional therapy, optimized pain medication adjustment, acupuncture, specific relaxation exercises and specific Ayurveda applications, et al.