What is Spinal Stenosis and What Are the Treatments?
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spine’s passageways. This narrowing causes the nerves to become decompressed, which can result in pain, tingling, weakness, loss of balance, and immobility. These symptoms can seriously diminish your quality of life. Causes include herniated disc(s), osteoarthritis, displaced or fractures in vertebrae, thickened spinal ligaments and overgrowth of bone (“spurs”). Stenosis begins most commonly with aging, but may be present at birth with congenital stenosis.
The doctors at SpineOne can help you identify your spinal stenosis and understand what may have caused it. From there, we can recommend different treatment options that may include physical therapy or minimally invasive treatments. The symptoms of spinal stenosis can often be minimized or diminished, allowing you to resume normal activities after the treatment.