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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

  • What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

    Spinal stenosis occurs when the space around the spinal cord narrows, putting pressure on the cord and nerve roots. It is caused by the gradual narrowing of the spinal canal due to a thickened yellow ligament (ligamentum flavum), enlarged facet joints and bulging discs. This results in reduced space for the nerve and is usually caused by the normal ageing process.

  • Arthritis (degeneration of a joint) is the most common cause of spinal stenosis. Arthritis in the spine causes settling or collapse of the disc spaces and loss of disc height (when spaces between discs reduce).

    You may have a higher risk of lumbar spinal stenosis if you:

    • are a woman
    • are born with a narrow spinal canal
    • are older than 50 years
    • have had a past injury to the spine
  • Symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis include:

    • back pain
    • burning pain in the buttocks or legs (sciatica)
    • numbness or tingling in the buttocks or legs
    • reduced pain when leaning forward or sitting
    • weakness in the legs or ‘foot drop’ (weakening of muscles that flex the ankle and toes)
  • Treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis includes:

    • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain and swelling
    • Physiotherapy involving stretching exercises, massage, and lumbar and abdominal strengthening
    • Steroid injections to reduce pain and swelling. They may also reduce numbness but not weakness of the legs
    • Surgical treatment is generally reserved for people with difficulty in walking and includes:
      1. Decompression laminectomy to decompress (remove pressure from) the nerves
      2. Spinal fusion to stop movement between the vertebrae
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    • Seng Chusheng

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    • Alan Cheung

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      Bedah Ortopedi

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      Klinik:
      International Orthopaedic Clinic
      Lokasi:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-24
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Nomor Kontak:
      6253 7111
    • Andrew Quoc Dutton

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      Bedah Ortopedi

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      Klinik:
      Elite Orthopaedics Pte Ltd
      Lokasi:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #12-10
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Nomor Kontak:
      68368000
    • Ang Chia Liang

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      Bedah Ortopedi

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      Klinik:
      Centurion Orthopaedic Centre
      Lokasi:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #08-35
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Nomor Kontak:
      6970 5835
    • Ang Kian Chuan

      Spesialisasi:
      Bedah Ortopedi

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      Klinik:
      Orthosports Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
      Lokasi:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-41
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Nomor Kontak:
      6734 8168
    • Antony Gardner

      Spesialisasi:
      Bedah Ortopedi

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      Klinik:
      Orthopaedic Associates
      Lokasi:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #11-49/50/51
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Nomor Kontak:
      6334 0622
      Klinik:
      Orthopaedic Associates
      Lokasi:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #16-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Nomor Kontak:
      62358755
    • Bell David Paul

      Spesialisasi:
      Bedah Ortopedi

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      Klinik:
      Orthosports Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
      Lokasi:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-41
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Nomor Kontak:
      6734 8168
    • Bose Kamal

      Spesialisasi:
      Bedah Ortopedi

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      Klinik:
      Bose Bone, Joint & Spine Clinic
      Lokasi:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #14-12
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Nomor Kontak:
      67387155
    • Chan Beng Kuen

      Spesialisasi:
      Bedah Ortopedi

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      Klinik:
      Orthopaedics International
      Lokasi:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #06-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Nomor Kontak:
      67376386
    • Chan Ying Ho Henry

      Spesialisasi:
      Bedah Ortopedi

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      Klinik:
      Hc Orthopaedic Surgery
      Lokasi:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #15-14
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Nomor Kontak:
      6732 8848

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