Treatment methods

Spinal canal stenosis surgery is not always necessary

If we have established that you have spinal canal stenosis, you’ll receive the best-possible treatment from us, according to the severity and symptoms. Our doctors and therapists will create a personalised treatment concept for you. If your spinal canal narrowing is not yet advanced, stabilising measures such as physiotherapy or muscle building exercises often help. Surgery is only necessary for severe narrowing of the spinal canal.

The goal of our treatment is to significantly alleviate your pain and tangibly improve your quality of life.

Conservative treatment methods

Conservative spinal canal stenosis treatment

In the early stages, we treat spinal canal narrowing with exact doses of pain medication. We supplement this with targeted physiotherapy and manual and physical therapy. Through these, you’ll strengthen your muscles and learn how to relax them so you can prevent tension pain and nerve irritation in the future.

Multi-modal pain therapy: prevent pain setting in

Once the narrowing in the spinal canal has been rectified, pain can still be around permanently. In this case, we administer multi-modal pain therapy. This tried-and-tested concept is a holistic treatment from doctors from different departments, psychologists and therapists. They’ll do everything to improve the severity of the pain and its impact to help you regain a better quality of life.

: Injection treatment against pain

With severe pain, we can help you through periradicular therapy (PRT). We also inject anaesthetic and cortisone near the affected nerve roots (infiltration) to relieve the pain.

Surgical treatment methods

Spinal canal stenosis operation

If the spinal canal narrowing is already advanced, spinal canal surgery will help. Our specialists expand the canal surgically under anaesthetic. The surgery technique will depend on which part of the spine is affected. We can then, for example, remove the narrowing disc or bone tissue. But we can also connect unstable spinal parts to adjacent discs.

This intervention is typically minimally invasive, meaning that only small incisions are required. This way, the surrounding tissue remains undamaged and you’ll get back on your feet quicker.

You’ll then be able to stand up just a few hours after surgery in general with the help of our spinal specialists. You’ll also be able to enjoy sitting down for dinner. You won’t need a cervical collar (cervical bandage to preserve the neck structures) or a corset and won’t be restricted. Our physiotherapists will prepare you for your return to your daily routine just one day after surgery.