Top Quality Spinal Stenosis Treatment in Campbell, CA
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.
Causes of Spinal Stenosis
The primary causes of spinal stenosis include:
- Overgrowth of the bone
- Wear and tear caused by osteoarthritis along the spinal bones
- Herniated disks
- Thickened ligaments
- Spinal injuries
Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Cervical spine stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal within the neck. The nerves and cord of the cervical spine are tightly squeezed, causing immense pain, stiffness, numbness, and weakness in the neck, arms, and legs. We offer treatment to help you take back control of your movement and daily activities.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal canal narrows, compressing the nerves throughout the lower back and down into the legs. You’ll experience symptoms such as inflammation, pain, weakness, or even numbness in the legs or calves. We can treat these symptoms and the overall condition, too.
Spinal Stenosis Diagnosis
If you experience the symptoms of spinal stenosis, schedule an appointment with us immediately. We’ll start by examining your medical history, performing a physical exam in which we observe your basic movements. If spinal stenosis is suspected, we’ll then order an X-ray, MRI scan, or CT scan for imaging purposes.