Spinal Stenosis

Operative Spine – Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis occurs when the spinal canal compresses the spinal cord and nerves. This is usually associated with age-related degeneration of the spine, but can also be caused by a herniated disc or a tumor. This condition can affect the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine.

Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Tingling in the legs
  • Numbness in the limbs
  • Difficulty with bladder and bowel function

Treatment

  • Painkillers
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgery to decompress the spinal cord and nerves