Foraminal Stenosis

Foraminal Stenosis 2017-02-17T18:25:22+00:00

Operative Spine – Foraminal Stenosis

The space between vertebrae that nerve roots travel through is called the foramen. When the foramen narrows the nerves become compressed causing a specific form of spinal stenosis that affects only a few vertebrae.

Symptoms

  • Numbness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Pain in the back and legs
  • Weakness in the extremities
  • Difficulty walking
  • Problems with bowel control

Treatment

  • Painkillers
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgery

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