Spinal stenosis surgery
Spinal stenosis is a condition where the spinal or lumbar cord or nerve root canal is too narrow and causes nerve root compression.
If the nerve root compression causes muscle paralysis symptoms or unbearable pain, surgical treatment should be considered. Apart from clinical testing, the decision on whether to operate is based on the level of pain, the duration of the symptoms and the effect the symptoms have on the patient’s quality of life.
During the operation, more space is made for the spinal cord and/or nerves. You can usually return to work after 2-8 weeks. Active rehabilitation and physiotherapy help reduce stiffness and fatigue in the back muscles.