Spinal Canal Stenosis

As we age, the joints in our vertebrae can begin to wear down. This can cause the spinal canal to contract, a condition called stenosis. When the spinal canal narrows, it puts pressure on the surrounding nerves. This can cause weakness in the limbs.





  • Pain that radiates down the leg (same as in sciatica)
  • Cramping in the arms and legs, along with general pain
  • Neck pain or back pain
  • Foot drop: The weak leg causes the foot to slap against the ground
  • Numbness, tingling, and weakness in the limbs
  • Pain reduces while sitting and increases when upright
  • Bowel and bladder dysfunction

The patient may experience radiating pain in the limbs, depending on the location of the stenosis. Approximately 70% of patients also complain of sensory changes in the arms and legs.

Stenosis is an age-related condition that usually affects people over 50. It’s caused by normal wear and tear, but there are other causes too, like:

  • Rheumatoid or osteoarthritis.
  • The soft gel inside the vertebrae leaking through a herniated disc and putting pressure on the surrounding nerves
  • Bone spur: An overgrowth of the bone pinching the nerve in the spinal canal.
  • Thickening ligaments: Due to ageing, the ligament thickens and bulge into the spinal canal.
  • Having a small spinal canal
  • A tumor in the spinal canal, reducing its size
  • Degenerative scoliosis: The spine bends sideways and the spinal canal has reduced
  • Spondylolisthesis: one vertebra slips forward on another
  • Injuries that dislocate the spine

In very rare cases, people are born with stenosis.

At Kalp Health Care, our wise and empathetic professionals take a transparent and innovative approach to ensure you receive the highest quality care, personalized to your unique health journey.

    • Comprehensive Assessment: Our expert professionals conduct a thorough assessment, which includes:
      • Patient Symptom Evaluation: We listen attentively and patiently to understand your symptoms.
      • Posture Analysis: We assess your posture to identify potential issues.
      • Physical and Functional Assessment: A comprehensive evaluation of your physical health and functionality.
    • In-Depth Evaluation: To ensure a holistic understanding, we consider various factors, such as:
      • Radiological Findings: Incorporating X-Ray, MRI, CT scans, and clinical correlation.
      • Lab Reports: Analyzing laboratory test results for a complete picture.
      • Medication History: Documenting past and current medications.
      • Medical and Surgical History: Understanding your medical journey.
      • Lifestyle Factors: Exploring lifestyle, work patterns, and daily routines.
      • Nutritional Assessment: Evaluating diet and nutrition, emphasizing fibrous foods, minerals, and hydration.
    • Personalized Approach: We believe in patient-centric care, tailoring our assessments and recommendations to your specific needs:
      • Climate Considerations: Recognizing the impact of climate on health.
      • Family History: Considering hereditary factors.
      • Daily Activity: Analyzing your daily routine.
      • Metabolic Assessment: Understanding your metabolic activity.
      • Exercise Routine: Assessing your physical activity regimen.

At Kalp Health Care, we believe in precision and personalization, our wise and empathetic approach ensures that your treatment is innovative, transparent, and, above all, centered around your unique needs and holistic health.That’s why:

Individualized Approach: Our expert team crafts unique treatment protocols for each patient.

Unique Needs: Even if two patients have a similar diagnosis, their treatments are tailored to their specific requirements.

Comprehensive Assessment: We consider not only the diagnosis but also your overall well-being, including physical, mental, emotional, and psychological health.

Holistic Care: Our patient-centric philosophy means that:

A 360-Degree View: We take into account every aspect of your health and life that may impact your well-being.

Emphasis on Well-being: Your treatment plan is designed to address not just physical pain but also your mental and emotional health.

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At the age of 53, a back problem is scary when a doctor tells you that you need 10 days of bed rest or surgery! I went to Kalp expecting the usual steps of physiotherapy, but I couldn't even stand up straight or get out of bed without shooting pain. This is an example of not judging a book by its cover. Dr. Kant is a simple man but a magician when it comes to his treatment. He is passionate and positive about his treatment and knows the human body like the back of his hand. A dedicated team with Dr. Monika and Dr. Rakesh got me on my feet in just 3 days. This is the best treatment I could have asked for!

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Dr. Kant and his clinic are excellent in treating muscular and spinal issues - it's very clean and hygienic. Dr. Kant has great understanding and knowledge, quickly reaching to the root of what's wrong and able to provide Relief within a few sessions. I found a solution to my spine problem after seeking treatment from Dr. Kant - I had tried all kinds of treatments before but hadn't been able to find any relief.

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Who is a Kalp Specialist?

Dr. K. K. Kant is the Founder of Kalp Health Care, located in the sub-city of Dwarka, New Delhi.

There are trial & success methods to treat pain but as a seasoned  professionals, we know when and bhow to combine clinical reasoning with manual therapy, modalities, and recent EBP to restore mobility & rejuvenate life.

Dr. K. K. Kant has a keen interest in Ortho – Sports – Spine – Pelvic Floor – Foot field and advanced manual therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are three types of people that are most likely to develop Spinal Stenosis:

  • Those suffering an injury to the spine
  • Youth born with a narrow spinal canal
  • Men and women over the age of 50

Your doctor will use most, if not all, of the following diagnostic tests:

  • Medical history
  • Physical examination
  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CAT Scan (Computerized axial tomography)
  • Myelogram

Yes, there are a number of effective nonsurgical treatment options for Spinal Stenosis:

  • Rest
  • NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti–inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen
  • Analgesics such as acetaminophen
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Anesthetic injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Spinal cord nerve stimulation
  • Lumbar brace

The two natural options that have the most success are:-

  • Consistent Chiropractic 
  • Physical therapy sessions