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  • Aches all over my body

  • Low back pain

  • Pain in the lower back worsens when standing up

  • Pain on one side started first

  • Lying on the back improves pain

  • Lower back hurts even when sitting still

  • Low back pain improves with exercise

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What is Spinal Canal Stenosis?

Narrowing of the canal surrounding the nerves. It can be caused by normal wear and tear of the spine or by a previous injury to the region.

Typical Symptoms of Spinal Canal Stenosis

  • Pain alleviated by sitting or forward flexion of back

  • Pain across the entire body

  • Tingling or pricking numbness or pain in the legs that improves after a period of rest

  • Numbness in the region from shoulder to elbow

  • Low back pain

  • Hands and feet are cold

  • Numbness anywhere from the elbow to the wrist

  • Numbness or abnormal sensation

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Spinal Canal Stenosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have body-wide pain?

  • Are you able to exercise again after your pain and numbness improve with rest?

  • Do you have numbness from shoulder to elbow?

  • Do you have lower back pain?

  • Are your hands and feet cold?

Treatmentof Spinal Canal Stenosis

Initial treatment involves physical therapy to strengthen and improve posture. Anti-inflammatory medicines can also be given through pills or injections. In severe cases, surgery can help stabilize the segment, free the spinal nerves, and relieve symptoms.

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References

  • Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: Definition, Natural History, Conservative Management, and Surgical Treatment

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31078230/#:~:text=These%20options%20may%20include%20physical,alone%20or%20decompression%20and%20fusion.

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Reviewed By:

Ziev Moses, MD

Ziev Moses, MD (Neurosurgery)

Dr. Moses is a board-certified neurosurgeon and assistant professor of neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School.

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD (Orthopedics)

Dr. Hamahata graduated from the Jikei University of Medical Science. After working at Asanokawa General Hospital and Kosei Chuo Hospital, he joined the Department of Orthopedics at Asakusa Hospital in April 2021, specializing in general orthopedics and joint replacement surgery.

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