Although some patients are born with a narrower spinal canal which can lead to stenosis, most patients suffer from a narrowing of the spinal canal which is a natural part of the aging process. This is a common medical issue for patients approaching the age of 50.
Possible Treatment –
Laminectomy, Laminotomy or Foraminotomy
Conservative treatments for the condition include: stretching and exercise, pain and anti-inflammatory medications, or steroid injections. However, patients who suffer severe symptoms from the condition may elect decompression surgery performed by Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon, Alfred O. Bonati M.D., or another Bonati Spine Institute surgeon such as a laminectomy, laminotomy, or a foraminotomy.