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Fans of the iconic actor Michael Caine, who is now 89, raised the alarm after spotting him using a walking frame in London.
Since breaking his ankle after tripping on ice, the actor has relied on a walking stick for support. He has, however, transitioned to a walking frame, which provides even more support following back surgery.
Michael stated earlier this year about his health, “I have a spine disease that affects my leg, so I can’t walk very well.”
In March, his wife Shakira, who is now 75 years old and has been married to Michael since 1973, added: “He had a back treatment very recently. He was experiencing spinal stenosis.”
Spinal stenosis is when the spaces between your spine’s bones become narrower. This can put pressure on the nerves that go through your spine. This can make it difficult for patients to walk, disrupt their equilibrium, and cause a numbing sensation.
Furthermore, it has the potential to cause limb weakness, notably in the arms and legs, as well as lower back discomfort when standing. While sitting down can help lessen symptoms, such symptoms are likely to return once the individual stands up.
Spinal stenosis is a problem that can be remedied with physical therapy or, as in Michael’s case, surgical surgery.
In most circumstances, doctors will only prescribe surgery like Michael’s if the patient’s sickness makes it impossible for them to move, manage their bowels or bladders, or complete other daily tasks.
A part of the patient’s back vertebrae may be removed during surgery to make room for the nerves.
Alternative therapy, such as applying heat or cold, stretching, strengthening, acupuncture, and massage, can also be used to address Michael’s health condition.