Spinal Stenosis

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Spinal Stenosis

Continuous neck or back discomfort might be a sign of spinal stenosis, which is a narrowed spinal canal. At Alliance Spine & Pain, pain management experts offer effective spinal stenosis treatments to diminish bothersome symptoms. Call one of the offices in Austell, Augusta, Woodstock, Atlanta, Marietta, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Jasper, Cartersville, Dallas, Suwanee, Covington, Carrollton, Canton, Sandy Springs, Douglasville, Peachtree City, or Roswell, Georgia, or use the online booking feature today.

Spinal Stenosis Q & A

What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a narrowed spinal canal, which may place pressure on your spinal cord and nearby nerves. It often affects your neck or lower back and can be crippling when left untreated. Symptoms range from non-existent to severe. See the Alliance Spine & Pain specialists at the first sign of continuous or extreme discomfort to get the relief you deserve. 

What are the symptoms of spinal stenosis?

The hallmark symptoms of spinal stenosis include:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck discomfort
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Aching pain
  • Sharp discomfort
  • Leg pain
  • Cramping in one or both legs
  • Walking or balance problems
  • Bowel or bladder issues

If you suspect you have spinal stenosis based on these or similar symptoms, your Alliance Spine & Pain specialist can confirm a diagnosis.

What can cause spinal stenosis?

Numerous risk factors may contribute to spinal stenosis, including:

  • Genetic abnormalities
  • Bone spurs
  • Wear and tear
  • Arthritis 
  • Thickened ligaments
  • Herniated discs
  • Tumors 
  • Spine injuries 
  • Scoliosis 
  • Aging

Your chance of developing spinal stenosis increases over age 50.

How does my specialist diagnose spinal stenosis?

An Alliance Spine & Pain provider diagnoses spinal stenosis after reviewing your symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical exam, nerve tests if needed, and X-rays or other imaging procedures. Your pain specialist also discusses your lifestyle habits and treatment preferences before customizing a pain-reduction treatment plan.

How is spinal stenosis treated?

The treatment for spinal stenosis depends on the severity of your condition and whether or not you have additional spine or nerve issues.

Alliance Spine & Pain offers:

  • Medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Needle procedures to reduce thickened ligaments
  • Surgery

Various surgical procedures can widen your spinal canal to reduce pressure placed on nearby nerves. 

Alliance Spine & Pain specializes in The Vertiflex™ Procedure with the Superion™ Indirect Decompression System, a procedure in which your specialist inserts a tiny medical device into your spine to increase space within the spinal canal. 

It’s also important to get plenty of rest, eat nutritious foods, exercise regularly, and maintain an ideal body weight to minimize pain and the risk of further problems.

You might be a candidate for more than one type of spinal stenosis treatment. Your pain specialist follows up with you periodically to ensure the treatment works effectively.

Call the Alliance Spine & Pain office nearest you, or use the online booking feature today to get relief from spinal stenosis discomfort.