The treatment of spinal stenosis.

  title={The treatment of spinal stenosis.},
  author={Leon L Wiltse and W. H. Kirkaldy-Willis and G W McIvor},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Decompression usually relieves leg pain and enables the patient to walk normal distances. Some back pain may remain. This is often helped by a light elastic support. If there was loss of sensation and motor power before operation, return may be considerable. The operation is only a small part of the total treatment of spinal stenosis. By relieving the pressure on nerves and blood vessels, it paves the way for the postoperative measures previously outlined. These are aimed at rebuilding… CONTINUE READING