Spinal Stenosis Treatment
Spinal stenosis is a relatively common condition in which the small spinal canal – containing the nerve roots and spinal cord – becomes compressed. This compression leads to a pinching of the spinal cord or nerve roots. You may then experience pain, cramping, weakness, or a numb feeling throughout the lower back and legs. Occasionally, depending on where the narrowing occurs, symptoms may present themselves as high as the neck and shoulders.
To diagnosis spinal stenosis, Bay Area Disc Centers uses an MRI or CAT scan. Our advanced imaging technology allows Dr. Ferrigno and the team to assess the condition and damage, putting us on the right path for spinal stenosis treatment in Campbell and San Mateo, CA.
Spinal Stenosis Symptoms
Most often, spinal stenosis presents itself as a pain in the legs or buttocks during any sort of activity. This pain is known as spinal claudication. When you sit and rest, the pain is often relieved for a short while, then returns once you begin any activity. Often, the pain manifests as a slight cramping feeling or something more serious, such as sciatica. It can be bad enough where you feel constant pain, like that of a herniated disc, for long periods.
Typically, spinal stenosis affects only those aged 50 or older. If left untreated, which we do not recommend, it may worsen with time and lead to loss of motor functions.
Perhaps the most effective form of spinal stenosis treatment is spinal decompression, which is a part of our five-step treatment plan known as S.P.I.N.E. We pair spinal decompression with exercise rehabilitation to get the body moving once more.