Spinal Stenosis occurs after the age of 50. There is a long history of low back pain along with leg pain. Initially it starts with back pain that comes on and settles within a few days. Gradually you develop leg pain and this progresses to become a problem that is present most of the time. There is gradual narrowing of the spinal canal in Spinal Stenosis that traps your spinal nerves that supply is your lower back and legs. The distance that you can walk without pain gets shorter and shorter with Spinal Stenosis.

Causes of Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis is a progressive condition and your symptoms can get worse with time. With early attention and treatment, you can be pain free.
Your life will be back as it used to be.

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Mangattil Rajesh, Consultant Spine Surgeon in London

Mr Mangattil Rajesh

Consultant Spine Surgeon
Royal London Hospital

I am a Consultant Spine Surgeon at Royal London Hospital, London. My experience in the treatment of Spinal Stenosis is from the extensive training in Spine Surgery from surgical rotations in London and from further Spinal Fellowships at Manchester, North Tees, Royal London Hospital in the UK and advanced training in France and USA in Endoscopic Spine Surgery.

How can you get immediate pain relief for
Spinal Stenosis?

Early Consultation increases success and reduces risks and complications in Spinal Stenosis treatment. Here are 3 options:

What our Clients Say

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When should I see a spine surgeon immediately with Spinal Stenosis?

  • Worsening pain
  • Numbness or tingling in both legs
  • Weakness in your legs
  • No control of your Bladder
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fever with severe back pain

2. What are the non-surgical options for Spinal Stenosis?

Non-surgical options include:

Bed Rest: Helps in first 24-48 hours of Spinal Stenosis treatment

Physiotherapy: Stretches your ligaments and muscles and release the trapped nerves in your spine

Medications: Aids in the physiotherapy stretches for your back and leg pain

Spine Injections: Steroid injection provides pain relief immediately in Spinal Stenosis

3. What treatment can I try myself for Stenosis?

Keep Active: People who keep active recover more quickly from Spinal Stenosis pain

Pain Killers: Try over the counter Paracetamol and Brufen.

Exercises and Stretches: Walking, swimming, yoga will help relieve your Back and Leg pain.

4. How can physiotherapy help managing Spinal Stenosis?

Aerobic Exercises: Increases heart rate, decreases muscle stiffness, and makes you more mobile.

Stretching Exercises: Reduces tension and improves flexibility in Spinal Stenosis treatment

Strengthening Exercises: Strengthens muscles of your back and leg.

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