• Back pain- Individuals with spinal stenosis may or may have not pain, depending on the severity of arthritis that has developed.
• Burning pain in legs or buttocks- Pressure on the spinal nerves can cause pain in the areas that the nerves supply. The pain may be described as a burning feeling or as an ache. It usually starts in the area of the buttocks and reaches down the leg.
• Numbness or tingling in legs or buttocks- As pressure on the nerve increases, tingling and numbness often accompany the burning pain. However, not all patients will have both numbness and tingling and burning pain.
• Weakness in the legs- When the pressure reaches a critical level, weakness may occur in one or both legs.
Minimally invasive spine surgery is the safest and most effective alternative to traditional open bacl surgery for spinal stenosis. There are mainly two types of minimal invasive surgery for spine stenosis: minimally invasive decompression and minimal invasive stabilization.
The type of surgery available for you depends on the location, cause and the severity of spinal stenosis.