Spinal Stenosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Approaches


At Bay Area Disc Centers, we specialize in treating spinal stenosis, a condition marked by the narrowing of spaces within your spine, which can cause pressure on the nerves that run through the spine. This condition primarily results from wear-and-tear changes in the spine related to osteoarthritis, but can also be caused by other factors such as spinal injuries, herniated disks, thickened ligaments, or congenital spine defects. As the spaces within your spine narrow, you may experience symptoms ranging from mild discomfort to severe pain, numbness, or weakness in your legs or arms, and in some cases, issues with bladder or bowel control.

Diagnosing Spinal Stenosis

Understanding that each patient’s experience with spinal stenosis is unique, our diagnostic process at Bay Area Disc Centers begins with state-of-the-art MRI or CAT scans. These advanced imaging technologies allow Dr. Ferrigno and our team to accurately assess the severity and extent of the stenosis, ensuring that our treatment plans are both effective and tailored to the individual needs of our patients.

Spinal Stenosis Treatment – S.P.I.N.E Appraoch

Our treatment philosophy is centered around a comprehensive approach known as S.P.I.N.E., which encompasses Spinal Decompression, Physiotherapy, Inter-segmental Mobilization, Nutritional Support, and Exercise Rehabilitation. This multifaceted strategy is designed not just to alleviate the immediate symptoms of spinal stenosis but to address its underlying causes, promoting long-term spinal health and functionality.

  1. Spinal Decompression: We employ spinal decompression to gently stretch the spine, creating a vacuum that can help rehydrate and heal the affected discs. This process significantly reduces the pressure on spinal nerves, alleviating pain and restoring mobility.
  2. Physiotherapy: Our physiotherapy treatments, including electric muscle stimulation, heat/ice therapy, and cold laser therapy, aim to reduce inflammation, ease pain, and speed up the healing process, providing immediate relief to our patients.
  3. Inter-segmental Mobilization: By restoring natural motion and function to the spinal joints, inter-segmental mobilization aids in overcoming stiffness and improving flexibility, which are often compromised in spinal stenosis cases.
  4. Nutritional Support: We believe in the power of nutrition to support disc health and enhance the body’s natural healing processes. Our team provides personalized nutritional advice to help our patients maintain optimal spine health.
  5. Exercise Rehabilitation: Tailored exercise programs are crucial in strengthening the core muscles that support the spine, increasing resilience, and preventing future episodes of discomfort or injury.

Offices In San Mateo and Campbell – Contact Us Today

At Bay Area Disc Centers, located in Campbell and San Mateo, CA, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the most advanced, effective treatments for spinal stenosis. Our team, led by Dr. Ferrigno, is committed to helping our patients achieve the best possible outcomes, utilizing a blend of cutting-edge technology and personalized care.

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of spinal stenosis, we encourage you to reach out to us. With two convenient locations in Campbell (408) 866-0300 and San Mateo (650) 375-2545, our expert team is ready to assess your condition and guide you towards a path of recovery and well-being. Contact Bay Area Disc Centers today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards reclaiming your health and mobility.