Can lumbosacral stenosis be cured?

Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spine that happens gradually over time. There is no cure for lumbar spinal stenosis but your healthcare provider can help you manage the condition.

How do you fix lumbar spinal stenosis?

The goals of surgery include relieving the pressure on your spinal cord or nerve roots by creating more space within the spinal canal. Surgery to decompress the area of stenosis is the most definitive way to try to resolve symptoms of spinal stenosis.

Is lumbar stenosis life threatening?

When the canal narrows, it puts pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves branching off the spinal cord. While lumbar spinal stenosis is not life threatening, severe spinal stenosis can cause significant disability.

What happens if spinal stenosis is left untreated?

It occurs from spinal stenosis that causes pressure on the spinal cord. If untreated, this can lead to significant and permanent nerve damage including paralysis and death. Symptoms may affect your gait and balance, dexterity, grip strength and bowel or bladder function.

What is lumbar spinal stenosis?

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs through a tunnel formed by your vertebrae. The tunnel is called the spinal canal. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower part of your back.

Is there any treatment for lumbar curve with no stenosis?

There is no stenosis and no radicular pain. The pain is all mechanical. We have two options, leave the lumbar curve alone and let her continue to have pain. Or, you can chose to treat the lumbar curve and hope that you can realign the remaining part of the spine and change the mechanics of the lumbosacral region and give her pain relief.

Can excess weight cause lumbar spinal stenosis?

Excess weight puts more stress on your back and can contribute to developing symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis. The best way to manage lumbar spinal stenosis is to learn as much as you can about your disease, work closely with your medical team, and take an active role in your treatment.

How is lumbar spinal stenosis diagnosed?

To diagnose lumbar spinal stenosis, your healthcare provider will ask you questions about your symptoms and do a complete physical exam. During the physical exam your healthcare provider will look for signs of spinal stenosis, such as loss of sensation, weakness, and abnormal reflexes.