Spinal stenosis is literally a narrowing of the spinal canal that surrounds and compresses the spinal cord in the neck, and nerve roots in the low back. Typical symptoms of spinal stenosis include radiating pain, numbness, and muscle weakness of the arms or legs. Spinal stenosis in the neck (cervical spine) usually produces symptoms in the arms, hands and sometimes legs. Spinal stenosis in the low back (lumbar spine) frequently causes sciatica or other leg and foot symptoms. Many people with lumbar spinal stenosis also experience pain and heaviness in their legs when walking called “neurogenic claudication”.
Spinal Stenosis Treatment
Fortunately spinal stenosis of the neck or back can be successfully treated in a variety of ways. The “best” treatment depends on each person’s unique circumstances. We specialize in solving spinal stenosis, and helping each person find their best treatment.
To find out which treatment is best for you, please contact our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Nelson. Or, if you prefer, enter your name and phone number at the lower right of this window and a member of our scheduling staff will contact you within one business day.
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