Cervical Stenosis Dallas, TX
Don’t Live With Back Pain, Learn about Cervical Stenosis
It is the narrowing in one or more areas of the spine due to injury or deterioration of the discs, joints or bones within the spinal canal. There are two main types of this condition:
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis – This condition affects the lower back and lumbar area. Its symptoms will often be felt in the lower back, buttocks, and legs
Cervical Stenosis – This condition affects the neck and cervical spine. Its symptoms will often be felt in the neck, shoulders, and arms
If you think you have cervical stenosis, contact our offices in Dallas, TX, and Addison, TX to learn more.
What is Foraminal Stenosis?
A subtype of spinal stenosis is foraminal stenosis. This condition is caused by a narrowing of the foramen, the opening within each of the spinal bones that allow nerve roots to pass through. As a result of aging or other musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, the foramen may gradually develop bone spurs that can press on the nerves, causing pain and other symptoms.
Patients with this condition may experience numbness, weakness, and tingling sensations throughout the arms and legs, depending on which area of the spine is affected.
Effective treatment of foraminal stenosis can usually be achieved through nonsurgical techniques including anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid shots, physical therapy exercises or wearing a brace. Those patients whose conditions do not respond may require a surgical procedure called foraminotomy.