Spinal canal Stenosis

Nerve or spinal cord compression due to a narrow spine. 



Symptoms depend on location

Neck area:

Numbness in arms, torso and /or legs Unsteady gait Inability to walk or use arms Problems with urine and faeces.

Lower back area

- Not able to walk long distances or dance long periods. - Radiating pain in legs after walking. - Pain diminishes when sitting or bending forward.

Ribcage area

Numbness in torso and /or legs Unsteady gait Inability to walk Problems with urine and faeces

No pain when resting


 Physical therapy/posture   Training/rehabilitation

 Infiltration of nerve


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Opening spinal canal to free nerves/spinal cord. 

This is done by bone removal.  

Sometimes fixation of spine is needed.

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Risks of surgery are very low. 

Leakage of spinal fluid


Bleeding after surgery

Worsening of symptoms

Back- or neck pain



Talk to your specialist for more information.

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Acute loss of strength/inability to walk

Numbness in buttock, genital area and /or impotence

No control over urine or faeces



Prevention of stenosis is not possible

You are either born with it and it is part of aging of the spine
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