LCS- An Introduction by Dr. Bharat Dave: LCS is most common spinal disorder of elderly and it gives significant disability. There are mainly two types of the stenosis; acquired & congenital. Symptoms are due to mechanical compression of nerve roots, vascular compromise & venous stasis around nerve roots. The natural history at 3-years follow up; 50% cases show excellent or good results with aggressive non-operative treatment. Operative treatment increases the quality of life and activities of daily living. In up to 10 years follow-up also no significant deterioration is seen in patients with limited ambulatory requirements. Patients need to be explained to accept the reality and disability, to modify activity, change the surrounding environment.
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