Spinal Stenosis

Understanding Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis refers to the narrowing of the spinal canal, which puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This condition typically occurs as a result of age-related degeneration, but it can also be caused by herniated discs, spinal injuries, or genetic factors. Spinal stenosis commonly affects the lower back (lumbar spinal stenosis) or the neck (cervical spinal stenosis).

Recognizing the Symptoms

Spinal stenosis symptoms vary depending on the location and severity of the condition. Common signs and symptoms of spinal stenosis include:

Pain or discomfort in the back, neck, or extremities.

Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the affected area.

Difficulty walking or maintaining balance.

Radiating pain that extends to the arms or legs.

Loss of bowel or bladder control (in severe cases).


Exploring Treatment Options

At Metropolitan Neurosurgery Brain & Spine, we understand the impact that spinal stenosis can have on your daily life. We provide information on various treatment options to help you manage your symptoms effectively. 

Non-Surgical Treatments

Pain management techniques: Over-the-counter or prescription medications for pain relief.

Physical therapy: Targeted exercises and stretches to strengthen the back and improve flexibility.

Epidural steroid injections: Injections of anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain and inflammation.

Assistive devices: The use of braces, canes, or walkers to support mobility.

Surgical Treatments

In severe cases or when conservative treatments fail to provide relief, surgical intervention may be considered. Surgical options for spinal stenosis include:

Decompression surgery: A procedure to remove portions of the bone or tissue causing pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.

Spinal fusion: A surgical procedure that joins two or more vertebrae together to stabilize the spine.

Laminoplasty: A surgical technique that creates more space within the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord.


Begin Your Journey to Recovery Today

Don’t let Spinal Stenosis hold you back any longer. Start your journey to recovery today by calling or requesting an appointment.
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