Stenosis Treatment in Hilversum

Stenosis could be one of many reasons for back pain. Spinal stenosis is also called canal stenosis. The spinal nerves exit through a canal formed by two vertebrae. When the space in this canal gets more confined, it could put pressure on the nerve and result in complaints. 

MoveWell could help you to alleviate the pressure on the nerve and therefore decrease your pain. 

Lumbar Stenosis | Lower Back

If there is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back, we call this lumbar stenosis or lumbar canal stenosis. This often causes pain in the lower back and/or leg(s).


Cervical Stenosis | Neck

Narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck is called cervical stenosis. Complaints are especially noticeable in the neck and/or arm(s) and/or leg(s).

Types of Stenosis

The location of the stenosis will predict the location of the symptoms. The narrowing of the spinal column is called central stenosis or central canal stenosis. If the narrowing is on the side of the spine where the nerve exits the canal, then we call it lateral recess stenosis or foraminal stenosis.

Causes of Stenosis

Skeletal Aging

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Stenosis is commonly a result of an aging musculoskeletal system. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of stenosis. The smaller joints formed by the vertebrae, the facet jointsundergoes degeneration and becomes thicker. This process of osteoarthritis can severely narrow the canal.

The bone and cartilage change in density and pushes outwards and thereby narrows the canal. The ligaments that encapsulates the vertebrae can also thicken and lead to stenosis.


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Osteoporosis is the decrease/loss of bone density an occurs mainly in people over the age of 50. Osteoporosis weakens the bone and increases the risk of fractures. When a vertebrae collapses due to decreased bone density it increases the risk of fractures and this could lead to canal stenosis. 

Disc Herniation

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disc herniation is the protrusion or bulging of the nucleus of the intervertebral disc. If this protrusion is severe, it can narrow space in the canal and lead to canal stenosis. 

Symptoms of Stenosis

The symptoms are the result of pressure build up against the nerve. Symptoms are noticeable at the level of the stenosis, for example in the lower back or neck. 

It is also possible for symptoms to radiate. This is also a result of pressure that built up against the nerve. The symptoms are felt along the nerve path, that could radiate down the arm (s) or leg (s). Symptoms include pain, stiffness, pins and needles or tingling, numbness and weakness. 

Is it possible to treat stenosis?

At MoveWell, we treat many patients with complaints that results from stenosis.Our back rehabilitation and training programmes are also an effective treatment method. 

If you have had an MRI, x-ray or other diagnostic measures done, it is advised to bring the results thereof to you initial consult. This helps to determine the treatment plan and the prognosis of the condition. 

Degeneration and osteoporosis cannot be undone. But the consequences of these complaints can be properly addressed. Treatment can be extremely successful in reducing symptoms such as pain!

Stenosis Specialists

Jarco Schol


Desiree Griesel


Sten Hofstad


Stenosis Treatment in Hilversum

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