Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) results in lower back distress and pain that radiates down the leg. This pain often makes day-to-day activities quite difficult. Many people suffer with such pain for years. These symptoms warrant investigation from a physician who specializes in neck and spine conditions.
What Causes LSS?
Degenerative Spinal Arthritis
As the body undergoes wear and tear, it naturally forms bone spurs. As these bone spurs grow, they can crowd the area where the spinal nerves resides. As a result these nerves become compressed, painful arthritis and difficulty with movement occurs.
Activities like heavy lifting, exercising, or bending for a long period of time often may cause muscle strain and other muscular issues, the cause of lower back pain.
Lumbar Disc Herniation
A herniated disc can be caused by an injury or from heavy physical exercise. One of the most common symptoms of a herniated disc is leg pain. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis can be treated in either a surgical and non-surgical manner. Non-surgical treatment may include medications and therapies. When non-surgical therapies are ineffective, surgical solutions are considered. Seeking treatment from a board-certified, spinal fellowship trained surgeon with both neurosurgical and orthoapedic training like Dr. Shah can be invaluable. He is an expert in minimally invasive treatments, and he treat the root cause of your disability with individualized treatment options.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis can be treated surgically or non-surgically. Non-surgical treatment includes medications and therapies. When non-surgical therapies are ineffective, surgical solutions may be considered. As an expert in minimally invasive treatments, Dr. Shah will find the root cause of your disability and individualize your course of treatment. If surgery is warranted, Dr. Shah’s expertise and training in both neurosurgical and orthopedics ensure that you are in the best, most qualified hands.