Spinal stenosis is a condition that causes narrowing of the spinal canal, which can lead to pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves contained within the cord. A majority of spinal stenosis cases occur in the lumbar (lower) spine, and this can cause pain along the back of the legs. Stenosis is often caused by wear and tear that comes with age, and the majority of the 200,000-plus cases reported in the U.S. each year affect people 60 years and older. At The Colorado Spine Institute in Johnstown, we can provide proper diagnosis and treatment for your spinal stenosis.
Spinal Stenosis Symptoms
Symptoms can be mild to severe and can range from pain in the neck, arms, lower back, and legs to numbness, muscle weakness, and impaired bladder or bowel control. A person with spinal stenosis may have difficulty walking and may often fall or stumble. The numbness or tingling can make it difficult to drive or perform other tasks with their legs or feet. Pain can worsen the longer a person stands.
What are the Treatment Options?
Depending on the severity of your spinal stenosis, treatment options can range from anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy to surgery. Our expert staff will help you determine what the best course of treatment is for your stenosis and ensure you understand what the process will entail. Above all, we want you to feel comfortable that you are in capable and caring hands and we will do whatever we can to relieve your pain and help you live a normal, healthy life.
If you need treatment for your spinal stenosis or would simply like to learn more about our clinic, please call or stop by today.