Stenosis can mimic the sensation you feel when hitting your funny bone. Except now, it’s constant tingling, numbing or pain. Stenosis strikes most often in your neck or lower back and can make you feel miserable. Our goal is to improve your health in any way possible. When you need us, our award-winning care team is here for you.

Stenosis happens when swelling or herniated discs crowd the already limited space within the spine. This puts pressure on the nerves that travel to your arms and legs. Pain can range from barely noticeable to excruciating. It's most common after age 50. Prompt treatment gives the greatest number of options. Delays can result in permanent nerve damage and may require surgery.

Treatments for Stenosis

Let us relieve the pressure you’re experiencing because of spinal stenosis. We’ll address all your care needs and concerns, making a treatment plan that's uniquely yours.

Your plan for care may involve one or all of our available approaches. A basic plan manages pain and other symptoms and also includes rehabilitation therapy. A more advanced plan to manage pain uses steroid injections. However, your stenosis may be more severe, leaving surgery as the best treatment option. Our goal is to create space in your spine to reduce symptoms.

No matter the route you take to full recovery, we’re by your side every step of the way.

Treatments We Provide

Epidural Steroid Injection

An epidural steroid injection is a powerful combination of steroid and anti-inflammatory medicine injected directly in the spine. The full effect of pain relief can take up to two weeks to feel.

Laminectomy Surgery

This procedure removes the back part of the affected vertebra and may involve linking the affected vertebra to adjoining vertebra to maintain spinal strength. This happens with metal hardware and a bone graft.

Laminotomy Surgery

This procedure only removes a portion of the lamina (flat, arched part of the vertebra forming the roof of spinal canal). Carving a hole as big as the area relieves pressure of the spine.

Physical Therapy

A physical therapist can teach you special exercises that strengthen nearby muscles and ease stress on connecting tendons and ligaments.

Spine Care Rehabilitation

When dealing with back and neck pain, it’s important to start with conservative care, such as physical therapy. Spectrum Health has a Spine and Pain Management Center dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of back pain.

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