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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is spinal canal stenosis . spondylolisthesis?

Narrowing of the canal that surrounds the spinal cord. It can be caused by normal wear and tear of the spine, or by previous injury to the region.

Symptoms of spinal canal stenosis . spondylolisthesis

  • Low back pain

  • Numbness or abnormal sensation

  • Leg or foot numbness

  • Hands and feet are cold

  • Decreased sensation over skin

  • Tingling or numbing pain in the muscles, when walking or climbing stairs

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

  • Cannot chew well due to pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for spinal canal stenosis . spondylolisthesis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose spinal canal stenosis . spondylolisthesis

  • Do you have pain in the lumbar back?

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

  • Do you have numbness in your feet?

  • Do you have cold hands and feet?

  • Do you feel the sensation on your skin has changed?

Treatment for spinal canal stenosis . spondylolisthesis

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

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