Spinal canal stenosis vs slip disc


Presenting symptoms Back pain

Decreased standing time

Decreased walking distance

Occasionally pain

Radicular sharp shooting pain in one limb
Age Old age patients Young patients
Progression Slowly progressive Acute onset
Factors involved Age related degeneration Heavy weight lifting

Sudden jerk to back

Aim of Surgery For improvement of lifestyle

Increase ability to stand and walk

Absolute indication- for weakness

Relative- for disabling pain

Conservative treatment First choice

Improves with back rehabilitation

First choice

Majority people recover with rest and medications

Type of surgery Spinal decompression/ spinal fusion Endoscopic/ microscopic discectomy

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