Common Causes and Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
When the spaces in your spine narrow due to herniated discs, tumors, or spinal injuries and put pressure on your spinal nerves, it can result in a painful condition known as spinal stenosis. Occurring in your lower back and neck, spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by osteoarthritis. Symptoms include neck and back pains, issues with walking and balance, muscle weakness, bowel or bladder dysfunction, and tingling/numbness in the hands, feet, arms, or legs. Not all will experience symptoms, while others experience symptoms that get worse with time. While this type of condition can affect patients of all ages, it’s typically those over the age of 50 who report it the most.
Call Us for Spinal Stenosis Treatment in North Houston
The severity of your symptoms and the exact location of your stenosis will determine the best method of treatment. If mild in intensity, your doctor may just recommend follow-up monitoring and self-care. If those don’t seem to help, certain medications (pain relievers or antidepressants), physical therapy, massage therapy, or acupuncture may be recommended. If all else fails, a spinal surgery to create additional space in your spine may be needed. Please call KSF Orthopaedic Center to request more information regarding our spinal stenosis treatment options in the North Houston area.