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.
Experienced in the latest keyhole surgery techniques, Dr. Byrne uses this minimally invasive procedure to effectively treat both brain and spinal conditions. This surgical technique only requires a small incision (usually less than 10mm), which allows the surgeon to gain direct access to the area they are operating on. Conducted under general anaesthetic, the surgeon […]
Just as back pain has many causes, there are also many medical solutions available when other interventions have not delivered relief. Back pain can be caused by degenerative conditions, spinal stenosis, facet joint syndrome, scoliosis, sciatica, disc issues, spondylolisthesis, osteoporosis, accidents and trauma. In some cases injections can manage pain and discomfort, while other […]