ABOUT SPINAL STENOSIS TREATMENT
The spinal column includes a protected area for the spinal cord and other spinal nerves. When the spinal column narrows, this is called spinal stenosis, which can result in neck & back pain and other symptoms related to compressed nerves. There are several conditions that result in spinal stenosis in the lumbar (lower back) and cervical (neck) regions. Our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical can offer spinal stenosis treatment options to reduce pain and other symptoms at our clinic in Manhattan.
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"Dr Maniam and his staff are excellent. Renya at the front desk is always friendly and makes me feel comfortable. There’s a real sense that they care about their patients. I’ve had numerous spinal epidural‘s and radio frequency ablations, they’ve been painless and have gotten excellent results. This is the best pain management group that I’ve been to and I’ve been to more than a few... I highly recommend Ospina!"- M.G. / Google / May 14, 2021
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SYMPTOMS OF SPINAL STENOSIS
Spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by degenerative issues in the spine, usually in the lumbar or cervical regions. Osteoarthritis, bone spurs, herniated/bulging discs and other spinal conditions that occur with aging can reduce the nerve space, pinching or compressing nerve roots. Symptoms depend on the nerves that are affected and in what region of the spine. Common symptoms include: Cervical spinal stenosis: Neck pain and weakness or numbness in arm, hand, leg or foot; balance or walking problems and possible bowel or bladder dysfunction Lumbar spinal stenosis: Lower back pain, numbness or weakness in the leg or foot. Also, leg cramping when standing or walking. To relieve the symptoms, pressure on the nerve roots must be relieved. The treatment depends on the cause of the narrowing in the spinal nerve space. At Ospina Medical, our specialists carefully evaluate each patient and determine the best treatment plan to reduce symptoms and manage pain. We strive to find non-invasive treatments, including injection therapies and interventional orthopedics that can help relieve pressure on the nerves for symptom management. If you have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis or have symptoms of this condition, come see our team at Ospina Medical. We offer advanced treatments for spinal conditions to improve your quality of life. Contact our clinic in New York City to schedule your consultation with our team.
Additional Neck & Back Conditions Treated:
Spinal conditions can result in localized neck and back pain as well as radiating nerve pain and limited mobility. Our medical treatment options address pain management and interventional medicine options to improve spinal health. Some of the spinal conditions we treat at our clinic include:
- Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
- Cervical Spondylosis
- Discogenic Pain
- Facet Syndrome
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome – FBSS
- Lumbar Radiculopathy/Sciatica (Pinched Nerve)
- Lumbar Spondylosis
- Mid Back Pain/Thoracic Back Pain
- Post Laminectomy Syndrome
- Sacroiliac Joint Disease
- Spinal Stenosis (cervical or lumbar)
- Thoracic Radiculopathy
- Vertebral Compression Fracture
- Whiplash Syndrome
You do not need to live with chronic pain and limited mobility due to a spinal condition. Come see us at Ospina Medical in Midtown Manhattan for neck and back pain treatment that can improve your quality of life. We offer advanced options in pain management, interventional and functional medicine with a focus on excellent patient care. Contact us today to schedule your pain consultation.
Spinal Stenosis FAQ
What causes spinal stenosis?
The primary cause of spinal stenosis is aging, especially in individuals over 50. However, it can also result from spinal injuries, age-related conditions like osteoarthritis and bone spurs, bone tumors, and specific diseases like Paget's disease
What are the treatment options for spinal stenosis?
Treatment can vary, ranging from physical therapy and medications to manage pain and swelling, to surgical interventions in severe cases. Braces may also be used to alleviate pressure on the spinal cord.
Can spinal stenosis lead to more severe conditions?
In advanced cases, spinal stenosis can cause problems with bowel, bladder, or sexual function, and severe pain and weakness that can impact mobility. It's important to consult with your provider(s) at Opsina Medical for appropriate management to prevent these severe complications.
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