A Case Report on Lumbar Stenosis Secondary Intervertebral Disc Prolapse on to IVDP L4/L5 Associated with Hypertension and Hypothyroidism in Female

    Published on:September 2020
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2020; 12(3):288-290.
    Case Report | doi:10.5530/jyp.2020.12.78

    Arumugam MuthuKumar*, Rajaram Gayathri, Deepam Pradhan, Pelden Dema, Rumana Khatija, Mohan Sellappan

    Department of Pharmacology, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA.

    Department of Pharmaceutics, Karpagam College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.


    The chief clinical indication of Spinal Stenosis is persistent pain, severe stenosis, weakness and even including regional anesthesia in patients. One of the major impediments of critical Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is Central cord syndrome which indeed is a cervical spinal cord injury. It may further extend the injury and also resulting in the osteoarthritic spine. Patients with LSS become typical with pain, nervous disorder, formication or neurologic negotiation causing discomfort. As per few studies and natural history around 146 patients with LSS were not suggested for surgical method. This was mainly due to adequate symptom levels. This condition is prevalent in people (40-60years). Whereas, it is seen very commonly in case of geriatric patients (usually above the age of 60). This is a case of a 63-yearold female known hypertensive, hypothyroidism with complaints of paresis because of severe lumbar spinal stenosis. Based on the patient’s complaint and disease state the patient was advised to undergo related tests and procedures for further specification of the treatment. In the world, today about 1 per 1000 persons older than 65 years and about 5 of every 1000 persons older than 50 years are seen to acquire such condition like lumbar spinal stenosis. Therefore 60-85% of patients having such condition are known to have fulfilling improvements due to surgical treatments.

    Key words: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Paresis, Spondylosis, Osteoarthritis, Degenerative disc disease, Central cord syndrome, Formication.

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