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About Cervical Spinal Stenosis

Cervical Spinal Stenosis is a form of Spinal Stenosis that affects the nerves in the neck, causing neck pain. Spinal Stenosis is a condition of the spine that causes a narrowing of the spinal canal and compression on the nerves and spinal cord.

There are different types of Spinal Stenosis. 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 Cervical 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 Cervical Spinal Stenosis

The Spine & Rehab Group is home to expert Cervical 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 Cervical 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 Cervical Spinal Stenosis.

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

The Spine & Rehab Group’s Cervical Spinal Stenosis Specialists

The team of Spine Specialists in our New York City and New Jersey locations are experts in diagnosing and relieving Cervical 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.