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Cervical Stenosis Treatment in Dallas

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Cervical Stenosis is a condition in which a part of the spine narrows and causes pressure on either the spinal cord or an individual nerve in the neck. It is typically caused by arthritis or wear and tear on the discs, and usually affects adults in their 50’s and 60’s. Stenosis involving the spinal cord is known as “cervical myelopathy.”

If you experience frequent neck pain and feelings of numbness or tingling below the neck, then you may have developed cervical stenosis. The specialists at the Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute can diagnose your condition and guide you through an individualized treatment plan developed just for you.

Symptoms of Cervical Stenosis

Compression of the nerves in the neck can result in pain, weakness, and numbness in the arms, and shoulders. Stenosis involving the spinal cord is much more serious, and can cause difficulty walking, loss of coordination, and even loss of bladder control.

Cervical stenosis can result in the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty walking due to leg weakness
  • Burning/shooting pains in the arms or hands
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms or hands
  • Loss of hand coordination and difficulty with fine motor tasks
  • Loss of bladder control in serious cases

It can be difficult to self-diagnose cervical stenosis. Doctors typically order imaging tests and perform noninvasive neurological tests to confirm whether stenosis is present.

Treatment Options

When dealing with cervical stenosis pain, nonsurgical treatments are typically explored first. Pain medication, exercise, and steroid injections are often effective.

If the stenosis is severe enough to compress the spinal cord or if nonsurgical treatments are ineffective, surgery can be considered. Book an appointment with one of the specialists at the Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute to learn more about cervical spine surgery and whether or not it’s right for you.

For more information about cervical stenosis and the Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute, call us at (214) 948-2076.