Stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal. This can put pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves within the spine. It is much like wearing shoes three sizes too small–it hurts in particular when you stand up and can stop you from walking.
Stenosis usually develops gradually over time as a result of arthritis, degenerative disc or hypertrophy of the spinal ligaments. Symptoms, if they occur, include pain, numbness, muscle weakness, and impaired bladder or bowel control.
Our spinal stenosis treatment plans are aimed at giving nerves proper room through reduction of inflammation, injection or surgically creating more space.