Types and Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis can occur in two areas of the body: the neck (cervical stenosis) or the lower back (lumbar stenosis). Symptoms can vary, and it’s important to note that they may not always manifest in the affected area. For cervical stenosis, individuals may experience tingling in the neck, hand, arm, leg, or foot, along with neck pain and issues with balance and walking. Lumbar stenosis, on the other hand, can cause weakness or numbness in the leg or foot, back pain, or leg cramps when standing for extended periods.
Causes of Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is typically caused by factors such as bone spurs on the spine, herniated discs, congenital narrow spinal canal, bone overgrowth from osteoarthritis, Paget’s disease, thickened ligaments, tumors, or spinal injuries from trauma. These conditions can lead to a narrowing of the spinal canal and subsequent compression of nerves. Identifying the underlying cause is crucial in determining the most effective treatment approach.
Treatment Options for Spinal Stenosis
At Airport Plaza Spine and Wellness, we offer a range of treatments to alleviate the symptoms of spinal stenosis. Our comprehensive approach includes cortisone injections, spinal cord stimulators, spinal decompression, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and acupuncture. These alternative therapies aim to provide pain relief, improve mobility, and enhance overall well-being. Our expert team will tailor the treatment plan to your specific needs, ensuring the best possible outcome for your condition.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of spinal stenosis, it’s essential to seek professional help and explore your treatment options. At Airport Plaza Spine and Wellness, our dedicated team is here to provide you with the highest quality care and guide you through the journey to recovery. Call us today at 732-END PAIN to learn more about our alternative treatments, including Epidural steroid injections, spinal decompression, and regenerative medicine.