Diagnosis of Spinal Stenosis

The following methods of diagnosing Lumbar Spinal Stenosis are used by doctors to rule out other conditions once symptoms that could possibly be caused by Lumbar Spinal Stenosis are present. A combination of any or all of the methods shown to the left of this message may be used by a licensed medical practioner to ensure proper diagnosis. This information should be used to increase understanding of the process of diagnosis Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, and in no way substitute for a consultation with a doctor.

Patients Medical History

Your doctor will inquire about medical history, specifically for any known injuries, conditions, or general health problems that could indicate the explanation for the symptoms the patient is describing. Whether that’s spinal stenosis or another ailment.

Physical Examination

The doctor will examine:

  1. The extent of the patient’s hindered movement
  2. The amount of pain due to the patient bending their back backwards
  3. The loss of extremity reflexes which could be linked with numbness or weakness.

Tests for Diagnosing Spinal Stenosis

Various technical tests are ordered by the doctor in order to be sure the patient is afflicted with spinal stenosis. Including: