Causes of Leg Numbness

In the following video Dr. Gill discusses some possible causes of leg numbness, including spondylosis and spondylothesis.

Video Transcript

The most common things as we get older tends to be spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is where they have numbness down their leg. They feel like they can’t walk very far.

And it also goes hand in hand with something called lumbar spondylothesis. What that means is that one vertebrae slips over the other, and they tends to go hand in hand with one another.

It’s a very gradual process, it is a degenerative process. Like other conditions it can usually be treated from a conservative standpoint. That is usually through physical therapy, injections, bracing.

If those don’t work or if patients tend to have progressive symptoms then there are surgical options. And the surgical options are very, very good. Especially when they are done at the Nebraska Spine Hospital where we can ensure a successful outcome.