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Spinal Stenosis

Reduction in the space available for the spinal cord or the exiting spinal nerves is referred to as spinal stenosis. When the space becomes tight, it causes symptoms including pain, numbness, cramps and tingling. Leg symptoms are usually caused by lumbar spinal stenosis in the low back. This pain is made better by leaning forward and walking with the help of a shopping cart. Stenosis can also occur in the neck and thoracic spine.

How Do I Know if I have Spinal Stenosis

Symptoms of spinal stenosis are quite similar to other conditions that involve nerve compression. Spinal stenosis in the neck will cause pain to radiate into the arms, with numbness and tingling sensations as well. When spinal stenosis is seen in the lower back, patients will feel symptoms in their legs. Symptoms will include pain that radiates along the nerve path, with increased pain when standing or walking, as well as numbness and tingling sensations. As the condition progresses, muscular weakness, loss of reflexes, and sometimes a condition known as foot drop can develop.

Do you have any of these symptoms and think you may be suffering from spinal stenosis? We have a quick and easy tool to help gather some information from you to help us determine what your problem is and get you on the road to recovery.

Symptom Evaluation

What is the Right Treatment for Me?

Common spinal stenosis treatments include physical therapy, anti inflammatory medication, pain medication, exercise, and chiropractic adjustments. Treatment in the early stages is less involved than that of later stages. Only once conservative treatments have been exhausted should surgery be considered.

Advanced Orthopedics provides a wide range of treatment options and because our doctors are the most experienced and best trained in treating spinal stenosis we are able to perform many advanced treatments other practices are unable to offer.

The real question is “what treatment is best to treat your spinal stenosis?”. Use ourTreatment Match tool to quickly get started in finding the right treatment for you.

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