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Spinal Stenosis

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The vertebrae are the individual bones that make up your spine. There is a space within the vertebrae called the “spinal canal” that houses your spinal cord and the spinal nerves. Spinal stenosis occurs when that space narrows and exerts pressure on the nerves or spinal cord. Stenosis can occur in the neck or lower back, and can cause shooting pains down your arms or legs, numbness, and tingling sensations. In severe cases, there can be muscle weakness, difficulty walking, loss of coordination, or loss of bladder control.

Spinal stenosis can occur at any age, but it is more common after the age of 50. The spine specialists at Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute have significant experience diagnosing and treating spinal stenosis.

Types of Stenosis & Risk Factors

Stenosis that occurs in the neck is known as cervical stenosis, while lower back stenosis is called lumbar stenosis. Mild cases of spinal stenosis may not cause any noticeable symptoms, and are often left alone.

How to Treat Stenosis

Like most spinal conditions, many people have had success treating stenosis through conservative treatments. Pain medication, physical therapy, and spinal injections can all help with managing the pain from stenosis in many cases.

In severe cases, surgery may be indicated. The neurosurgeons at the Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute often use minimally invasive surgical techniques in the treatment of spinal stenosis. To find out if this is right for you, call and make an appointment today.

If you or a loved one suffer from chronic back pain, then call (214) 948-2076 to reach the Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute.