Spinal stenosis is a condition that refers to the narrowing of the spaces within your spinal column.
This can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves within and around the spinal column and is most commonly caused by wear-and-tear in the spine. Symptoms can include spinal pain, tingling, numbness, muscle weakness, and problems with bladder or bowel function.
If you have been experiencing the following symptoms, you might consider making an appointment with Southern Laser Spine:
Spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by the natural effects aging, but deterioration of the spine can cause a number of changes in the condition of your spine.
You should talk with your doctor about your condition, and may want to consider other risk factors for spinal stenosis:
There are several non-surgical options for treatment of spinal stenosis that you should consider first before considering a more invasive approach like surgery. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), steroid injections, or combining medication or injections, along with physical therapy, can all help to improve your spine’s conditions.
When your have used non-surgical treatments for your condition and do not experience relief, your doctor may recommend surgery to help maintain stability in the spinal canal and relieve any pain associated with spinal stenosis.
We generally only recommend surgery for patients suffering from severe pain or immobility. Make an appointment with Southern Laser Spine to discuss your condition and possible treatment options today!