What is a Cervical Canal Stenosis ?

Cervical spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal  canal and/or the spinal nerve root passages in your neck. When this narrowing occurs, your spinal cord and/or nerves may become compressed and cause symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in your neck, shoulders, and extremities.

  • A rheumatologist to treat arthritis and related disorders.
  • A neurologist to treat nerve disorders.
  • An orthopaedic surgeon to operate on bones.

Symptoms of Cervical Spinal Stenosis

  • Neck pain
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arm, leg, hand, or foot
  • Balance problems
  • Trouble using fingers and hands for tasks
  • Leg spasms
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control, in severe cases

What are the risks of surgery for spinal stenosis?

  • Nerve injury.
  • Tear in the membrane that covers the nerve or spinal cord.
  • Failure of the bone to heal after surgery.
  • Failure of the metal plates, screws and other fasteners.
  • Need for additional surgery.
  • No relief of symptoms/return of symptoms.
Dr. Vivek M. Agrawal has been associated with VIMS HOSPITAL as chief consultant Neurosurgeon/ Spine surgeon since its beginning. Till JULY 2022, he has performed more that 700 Brain and spine surgeries and seen more than 5500 OPD patients. He has been doing regular CMEs and free Camps for the patients benefit.
He is doing all kinds of brain and spine related surgeries including complex vascular surgeries, endoscopic surgeries, minimally invasive spine surgeries