Diagnosis of Spinal Stenosis
Your doctor may perform tests on you to determine if you have Spinal Stenosis, and how severe it is. These tests may include patient history, X-rays and MRIs to get background and images of your spine. Additional tests may include CT scans and myelograms to determine where the condition is occurring and if nerves are being compressed.
Treatment Options for Spinal Stenosis
Treatment for Spinal Stenosis ranges from conservative to surgical. Your doctor will work with you to develop the most effective treatment path.
Non-surgical options include physical therapy, lumbar stabilization and traction devices, anti-inflammatory medications, steroidal injections and/or other non-surgical treatments.
Surgical options range and are decompressive in nature. The surgical options depend on severity of condition and may or may not include discectomy, or removal of damaged disc. Discuss your options with your doctor.