As many as 500,000 Americans live with spinal stenosis symptoms such as neck pain, back pain, and numbness in their arms or legs. If this sounds familiar, contact the team at NJ Spine and Wellness in Matawan, East Brunswick, Freehold, and Old Bridge, New Jersey. They offer expert diagnosis and personalized treatments to help you get better faster. Call your nearest office or schedule a consultation online today.
Your vertebrae create a narrow column that surrounds and protects your spinal cords. Spinal stenosis occurs when something reduces the space that surrounds your nerves. Spinal stenosis usually develops in your cervical (neck) or lumbar (lower) spine.
Some of the common causes of spinal stenosis include:
In most cases, spinal stenosis occurs when an injury or degenerative condition narrows the space in your spine. However, some people are born with narrow spinal canals.
Spinal stenosis might not cause any symptoms. However, the condition often leads to nerve compression and symptoms, such as:
When left untreated, spinal stenosis can lead to complications, including chronic pain, incontinence, or paralysis.
You should make an appointment at NJ Spine and Wellness if you experience any of these symptoms. Any numbness, tingling, or weakness in your extremities is a sign of nerve compression.
An accurate diagnosis is critical to developing an effective treatment plan to relieve your symptoms, open your spinal column, and help you get back to your regular activities.
The team at NJ Spine and Wellness creates personalized, multidisciplinary treatment plans for spinal stenosis. Depending on your condition, your provider might recommend:
In severe cases, the talented and experienced surgeons at NJ Spine and Wellness offer surgery to relieve spinal stenosis. They offer laminectomy, laminotomy, and laminoplasty procedures to remove some or all of the lamina — the back part of a vertebra.
Whenever possible, the surgeons use minimally invasive surgical techniques. Minimally invasive surgery usually has a shorter and more comfortable recovery than traditional open surgery. It also minimizes your risk of scarring, infections, and other complications.
If you have symptoms of spinal stenosis, don’t delay treatment. Call NJ Spine and Wellness or book an appointment online today.