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Lumbar spinal stenosis and neurogenic claudication are related conditions that occur when the spinal canal in the lower back becomes narrowed, compressing the nerves and spinal cord. Lumbar spinal stenosis is the term used to describe the narrowing of the spinal canal, while neurogenic claudication refers to the symptoms that result from the compression of the nerves and spinal cord.
The spinal canal is the pathway through which the spinal cord and nerves run. Over time, the canal may become narrowed due to factors such as aging, injury, or the development of spinal conditions such as osteoarthritis or herniated discs.
Symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis and neurogenic claudication can include:
In some cases, neurogenic claudication can cause a person to experience symptoms when walking or standing for long periods, but to feel relief when sitting or bending forward. This is known as positional neurogenic claudication.
Treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis and neurogenic claudication depends on the severity of symptoms and the underlying cause of the stenosis.
Interventional procedures such as epidural injections or surgery may be necessary to manage pain.
Minimally Invasive Interventional Pain Procedures are now able to provide long term relief and significant improvement in functioning without surgery.
It is important to seek medical attention if lumbar spinal stenosis and neurogenic claudication is accompanied by significant leg weakness, loss of bladder or bowel control, or other symptoms that suggest a more serious underlying condition.