This Is Not A Fashion Trend, It Is A Painful Health Problem 'Showcase Disease'

it's not a fashion trend it's a painful health problem window disease
it's not a fashion trend it's a painful health problem window disease

Since walking becomes a routine activity that we constantly practice, the problems we experience in this area immediately draw our attention. The difficulties we experience while walking can negatively affect our quality of life and can cause severe pain. As with the Spinal Stenosis disease… This disease can be explained by the fact that people often hesitate while walking and wait for the pain to pass by pretending to look at the window. Avrasya Hospital Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist Op. Dr. Özgür Ortak tells what needs to be known about the disease of the showcase.

It is more common in older ages

Spinal stenosis disease generally occurs after the age of 50s and it is known as narrow channel among the people. This situation, which occurs with the narrowing of the bone canals in which the spinal cord is located, occurs mostly during walking. Considering the rate of patients visiting hospitals, it is a very common condition as it can be understood from the 3rd most complained disease.

The reason why spinal stenosis is called showcase disease is that it occurs more during walking and causes the person to stop and rest continuously. That is to say, the person whose pain increases when he walks, with the excuse of looking at the showcase frequently, stops and waits in a slightly inclined position. As such, spinal stenosis is popularly known as a disease of the showcase.

There are some factors that trigger the disease ...

Degenerations in the spine are the biggest factor in the emergence of Spinal stenosis disease. In addition, all kinds of problems that lead to narrowing of the canals of the nerves connected to the spinal cord and spinal cord lead to the emergence of vitreous disease. In addition, curvatures in the spinal cord and congenital strictures are among the causes of this disease. In addition to all these;

  • Infections,
  • Hernias,
  • Tumors,
  • Broken sequelae,
  • Spending time in front of the computer for a long time,
  • Still life,
  • Fractures are also among the causes of the disease.

If your body signals these symptoms…

Severe pain, which is experienced during walking and gradually increases, is among the first symptoms of showcase disease. These pains can be relieved by resting the person, but the pains start again. Therefore, a person always finds himself resting while walking. Besides the pain;

  • Backache,
  • Pain affecting the feet,
  • Difficulty standing up,
  • Cramps,
  • Loss of strength
  • Difficulty holding your urine.


Since the symptoms of showcase disease show similar complaints with arteriosclerosis and occlusion, vascular examinations should also be performed in addition to radiological examinations. By means of radiological examination, X-ray, magnetic resonance and Myelo-MRI can be performed if needed. At this point, the size of the disease and the severity of the obstruction are revealed with the data obtained from imaging methods.

Surgery is not the first choice in treatment

The first preferred methods in the treatment of showcase disease are non-surgical applications. Because many patients can control the disease without the need for surgery with appropriate methods. At this point, first of all, people should reach their ideal weight and reduce the burden of the skeleton. In addition, physical therapy methods recommended by the doctor can be used. Likewise, corsets that will facilitate standing upright can be used as well as painkillers and inflammation-directed medications given by the doctor. However, if non-surgical methods cannot go the desired progress in the recovery of the disease and if the mechanical narrowing reaches serious dimensions, surgical intervention is necessary.

Günceleme: 29/04/2021 14:01

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