Spinal Stenosis usually occurs in the lower back and neck and some people with the condition may not have symptoms.
There is no cure for the condition, but there are treatments to help relieve symptoms. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications can ease swelling and pain. And if they don’t do the trick, your doctor can prescribe higher-dose medication or cortisone injections.
In severe cases of spinal stenosis, your doctor may advise surgery to make additional space for the spinal cord or nerves. However, for some people the symptoms may stay the same or worsen after surgery. Other surgical risks include infection, a blood clot in a leg vein, a tear in the membrane that covers the spinal cord, and neurological deterioration.
That said, the success rate of this procedure is 86 per cent in patients with lumbar stenosis, 77.6 per cent in patients with lumbar stenosis and a herniated disc, and 63.6 per cent in patients with lateral recess stenosis.
The estimated cost of this procedure is around USD 15,118.