Spinal Canal Stenosis

This condition occurs when the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves travelling through the spine, causing numbness, weakness and pain.

 

Narrowing of the spinal canal can be caused by an overgrowth of bone or tissue (such as cartilage), a tumour, injury or trauma, osteoarthritis, herniated discs or general wear and tear over time.

 

Spinal Canal Stenosis is most common in the neck (cervical) and lower spine (lumbar) regions, and depending on the position of the canal stenosis a number of different surgical approaches can be used to successfully remove the stenosis.

 

Minimally invasive surgery can be used to decompress the spinal canal and create more space, by removing the excessive growth which is compressing the nerves.

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