Spinal Stenosis, Why Women are at Greater Risk

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The Bonati Spine Institute shares why women are at greater risk for developing spinal stenosis.

Spinal Stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal column, which causes pressure on the spinal cord and can cause pain, numbness and muscle weakness, among other symptoms. The Bonati Spine Institute wants to share why spinal stenosis is more prevalent in women and how it can affect everyday activities.

According to a Sept. 24 article on YNN.com, one woman experienced excruciating back pain and trouble even walking. She had to visit a specialist to discover that she had spinal stenosis. The causes of spinal stenosis vary for each patient, but it is most often caused by the onset of osteoarthritis later in life. As the degeneration of cartilage occurs, bones become exposed and vulnerable.

Women are at a greater risk for developing spinal stenosis because as a part of their natural aging process, they begin to lose bone mass every year starting at about age 30. Once a woman reaches menopause, this bone loss increases. This puts her more at risk to developing bone spurs, herniated discs, bulging discs or trauma to the spinal cord, which can cause spinal stenosis.

Patients suffering from spinal stenosis should research their treatment options thoroughly before they decide to proceed with a specific treatment. The Bonati Spine Institute offers a wide range of treatments that can be chosen based on the severity of the condition. They have spent over 30 years perfecting Bonati spine procedures and can provide an outpatient alternative to open spine procedures.

For more information on spinal stenosis and the Bonati Spine Procedures, please visit their website: http://www.bonati.com.

About the company:
The Bonati Spine Institute was founded by Dr. Alfred O. Bonati, and is the recognized creator and pioneer of advanced spine surgery. Over the past 30 years, the institute has maintained a consistent patient-reported immediate success rate of over 94 percent with their specialized procedures.

Their highly trained physicians, patented procedures and instrumentation, are the pivotal part of the surgical process. Upon arrival, patients will meet and discuss specific issues with highly trained and experienced orthopedic & neurosurgeons. These physicians are the same ones who will be performing every step of the surgical process.

The Bonati Spine Procedures represent the state-of-the-art in advanced spine surgery and have eliminated the need for traditional invasive open back and spinal fusion surgeries. From open wound to the most advanced surgeries, The Bonati Spine Procedures have led the way for more than 30 years for better, safer, results-oriented surgical procedures of the spine. The Institute specializes in treating spinal stenosis, herniated disc, sciatica, and pinched nerves, among many others. For more information on The Bonati Spine Institute visit their website: http://www.bonati.com.

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