Spinal Stenosis Pain Management
Animations: Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Stenosis Symptoms:
Spinal stenosis is a condition involving any type of narrowing of the spinal canal or nerve-root canals. The narrowing of the spinal canal results in compression of spinal nerves and nerve roots, causing a number of symptoms, including lower back pain, feelings of cramping or weakness in the back and lower extremity pain.
Spinal Stenosis Causes:
The most common form of spinal stenosis is from degeneration of the spine leading to stenosis. Degenerative spinal stenosis effects virtually the entire adult population as a result of the natural process of aging, but this form of spinal stenosis does not always result in painful symptoms and a need for spinal stenosis pain management.
Spinal Stenosis Testing:
Spinal stenosis is difficult for doctors to diagnose since the signs and symptoms are similar to many age-related conditions. Imaging tests like X-rays, MRIs and CT myelograms may be necessary for spinal stenosis doctors to pinpoint the cause.
Spinal Stenosis Pain Management Treatment Options:
There are a number of spinal stenosis pain treatment options from your doctor that help with spinal stenosis pain management, which include:
- Epidural Steroid Injection
- Minimally Invasive Nerve Blocks
- Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression
- Massage Therapy
- Medication Management
- Physical Therapy
- Chiropractic Care
At Advanced Pain Management, our spinal stenosis pain management doctors and specialists value the importance of an interdisciplinary approach. For those spinal stenosis pain management treatments not offered by Advanced Pain Management clinic doctors, we are able to refer you to other spinal stenosis doctors.
Last reviewed July 2013 by APM's Medical Executive Committee