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What Causes Lower Back Pain?

People often ignore the signs of back pain. As time goes by, some people are not able to more or walk.

For that, we need to causes of lower back pain, & have the right information to make right decesions.

In this blog, we’ll discuss some common spinal conditions & Lumbar Canal Stenosis

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The spinal column is one of the most critical parts of the human body.

It helps give our body support, protects the spinal cord, facilitates body movements, absorbs shocks, helps maintain balance, and assists in posture control.

So it’s essential to ensure it functions without any issues.

Unfortunately, the spinal column is also the part that can be a centre of multiple health conditions. 

This condition usually occurs due to Spondylosis. It can result in Neurogenic Claudication.

What is Lumbar Canal Stenosis?

Lumbar Canal Stenosis is a condition in which the diameter of the Canal, through which the nerves pass in our lower back, becomes narrow.

The name Lumbar Canal Stenosis is derived from two words Lumbar- which means lower back and Stenosis- which means narrowing.

The primary reason for Lumbar Canal Stenosis is Spondylotic changes, known as Lumbar Spondylosis.

Once the diameter of the Canal reduces, the nerves start feeling compression. This compression reduces the blood flow, and the nerves start feeling claudication.

Claudication is a condition in which a patient feels pain, tingling sensation and heaviness after walking for a couple of minutes in both lower limbs.

The pain starts from the lower back, goes to the buttocks and reaches the calves. In some cases, the pain might reach the feet.

After some time, the patient cannot move forward or walk anymore and has to rest before they can start again.

Initially, the patient might experience these symptoms after walking for around 1 km. But gradually, the distance they can walk decreases with each passing day.

The distance a patient can walk without pain or symptoms is called Claudication Distance.

The cause of this pain is the narrowing of the Lumbar Canal. In some advanced stages and severe cases, patients might feel unable to stand. Their legs become heavy and numb they need to sit down.

It’s essential to keep these symptoms in mind. With advancing age, Spondylosis increases, and people think their inability to walk for longer distances is due to ageing. But that might not be the case.

Moreover, if Lumbar Canal Stenosis is diagnosed in time, its treatment can deliver great results.

With proper medical care and surgery, the patient can regain his/her ability to walk long distances without pain or discomfort.

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    Other causes of Lumbar Canal Stenosis

    Lumbar Canal Stenosis can also occur if one Vertebra slips on another.

    This condition is known as Spondylolisthesis and can result in a narrowing of the Lumbar Canal.

    This is a treatable condition and can be fixed with the spin’s realignment and the nerves’ decompression.

    Wrapping Up

    Lumbar Canal Stenosis and Neurogenic Claudication can be very painful and discomforting.

    But thankfully, there are treatment options available. At Sahyadri Hospital, we treat multiple patients of Lumbar Canal Stenosis with a multi-pronged approach, including surgery.

    So, if you or your loved one is facing issues like this, feel free to reach out to us. We are always here to assist.

    Don’t let the pain of Lumbar Canal Stenosis trouble you any more.

    Talk to our experts today.

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