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Spinal Stenosis – A Common Disease in Elderly


Spinal Stenosis, or a narrowing of the spinal canal, is a disease commonly found in elderly people. The disease is caused by spinal degeneration that affects the discs, tendons and joints in the spinal cord area.

The spinal canal will get narrower with age, possibly to the point where it compresses the nerves. Nerve compression may cause any of the following symptoms:  

  • Hip and waist pain
  • Leg pain that worsens after a long walk 
  • Back pain that gets worse when bending backwards and subsides when resting or bending the waist forward

For elderly patients who experience back pain and difficulty walking with an unknown cause, it is important to consult a specialist for diagnosis or investigations such as X-ray and MRI for each patient to receive a proper treatment.

For more information, please contact Spine Center, Vejthani Hospital.

Call: 02-734-0000 Ext. 5500  
English hotline: (+66) 8-522 38888

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