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About Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis is a condition of the spine that causes a narrowing of the spinal canal and compression on the nerves and spinal cord. This pressure and reduced space in the canal most commonly causes low back pain.

There are different types of Spinal Stenosis. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis affects the spinal nerves in the lower back and is common. Cervical Stenosis affects the nerves in the neck and often causes myelopathy, or compression of the cervical spinal cord. Cervical Stenosis is more severe and common in elderly patients.

Spinal Stenosis can be caused by natural wear and tear of the ligaments due to aging. Other causes of Spinal Stenosis are Arthritis, a back injury or traumatic accident.

Common Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

  • Lower back pain
  • Leg cramps and discomfort
  • Numbness, weakness or tingling in the leg, foot, hand or arm
  • Limited physical activity
  • Difficult walking

Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

The Spine & Rehab Group is home to expert Spinal Stenosis Specialists in both New York City and New Jersey. The team includes Spine Specialists and Back Pain Doctors and works with patients to avoid surgery using non-surgical treatment methods including:

Physical Therapy – Exercise and rehabilitation plans for Spinal Stenosis are created by your team of Spinal Stenosis Doctors and Physical Therapists. Physical therapy and exercise can help increase a patient’s range of motion while strengthening and conditioning.

Steroid Injections – Non-surgical, in-office injections such as epidural steroid injections may be recommended for patients with pain from Spinal Stenosis.

Acupuncture – Performed by a Certified Acupuncturist, Acupuncture can be helpful in alleviating back pain and Spinal Stenosis pain.

The Spine & Rehab Group’s Spinal Stenosis Specialists

The team of Spine Specialists in our New York City and New Jersey locations are experts in diagnosing and relieving Spinal Stenosis pain. During your visit, your doctor will go over your medical history and may perform X-rays in the office or other diagnostic studies. While our goal is to help you avoid surgical intervention, at times it may be necessary.