What is stenosis mean?

What is stenosis mean?

Stenosis: A narrowing. For example, aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart.

Can stenosis be cured?

Treatment usually starts with nonsurgical options and may move to surgical options if other methods no longer relieve your pain. Although there is no cure for spinal stenosis, exercise to keep your muscles strong, improve your flexibility and reduce pain.

Is spinal stenosis a serious condition?

When Spinal Stenosis Is Serious Neurological deficits — such as from radiculopathy, myelopathy, and/or cauda equina syndrome — can develop when spinal stenosis becomes severe. If a spinal nerve or the spinal cord is compressed for long enough, permanent numbness and/or paralysis can occur.

What is the best treatment for cervical stenosis?

physical therapy to relieve inflammation and strain while restoring range of motion in your neck. steroid injections near your spine to reduce inflammation and swelling that may be compressing nerves. chiropractic treatment to realign your spine so nerve irritation is relieved.

Is walking bad for spinal stenosis?

Walking is a suitable exercise for you if you have spinal stenosis. It is low-impact, and you can easily vary the pace as needed. Consider a daily walk (perhaps on your lunch break or as soon as you get home).

Is spinal stenosis a crippling disease?

“Their pain is usually alleviated by leaning forward, sitting or lying down.” When spinal stenosis compresses the spinal cord in the neck, symptoms can be much more serious, including crippling muscle weakness in the arms and legs or even paralysis.

What is a stenosis test?

Typically, plain x-rays (radiographs) are a first-line imaging test performed for spinal stenosis. X-rays are helpful in some cases to identify infection, tumors, and spinal alignment problems (eg, abnormal kyphosis, scoliosis).