The stenosis of the canal called “Lumbar Spinal Stenosis” in the medical language is the condition in which the bone and connective tissue surrounding the spinal cord undergoes calcification and compresses the spinal cord.
It is usually seen in people over 55 years of age. Women are more common than men. If the canal through which the spinal cord passes is narrow, it may occur at an earlier age.
There is a connective tissue called ligamentum flavum which covers the nerves leading to the right and left legs of the spinal cord and at all levels and protects them from external influences. This tissue becomes ossified with aging or increased calcification due to bone resorption and compresses the spinal cord to create compression.
This pressure results in pain, burning, tingling and walking difficulties in both legs. Even if the person tries to walk a short distance, he often needs to stop and rest. If you are sitting your body forward, but you are relieved. If the disease progresses, the numbness and burns on the legs awaken the patient at night, when he awakes he feels heavy in his legs, like a billet, he does not know where to put his legs. Another indication that the disease progresses is the frequent cramping of the legs. In the most advanced stages of canal stenosis, due to prolonged pressure and nerve damage, the patient may begin to urinate.
How is channel stenosis treated?
In the early stages, only physical therapy, swimming massage and exercise are recommended to the patient during the period of numbness or burning. However, if these methods do not benefit, manual therapy can be applied to osteopathy and chiropractic methods. In addition, ozonotherapy and neuronal support can be obtained.
If the patient has a loss of power, the operation should be evaluated. Mechanical pressure should be removed.