Understanding Spinal Stenosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
At Long Island Brain & Spine, we understand the discomfort that comes with spinal stenosis. This condition, characterized by the narrowing of the spinal canal, can significantly affect your daily life.
Causes of Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis typically affects the lumbar spine (lumbar stenosis) or the neck (cervical stenosis), compressing the spinal cord and nerve roots. Common causes include:
Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
The spinal stenosis pain and other symptoms vary depending on whether the lumbar spine or cervical spine is affected. For most people, the symptoms will progress slowly over a long period of time. Walking, standing, or expanding the lumbar area of the spine will often worsen them. The symptoms include:
Treatment Options for Spinal Stenosis
Our team of skilled professionals at Long Island Brain & Spine is ready to provide you with a personalized spinal stenosis treatment plan. We offer a range of both non-surgical and surgical treatment options. Treatments include:
Don't let the pain of spinal stenosis hold you back. Our spine center is ready to help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Whether your treatment involves a CT scan for diagnosis, steroid injections for pain relief, or a surgical procedure for long-term resolution, we are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our spine surgeons and discuss your spinal stenosis treatment options.