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Spinal Stenosis

Interventional Spine & Pain Management & OrthoBiologics located in Minneapolis, MN

Spinal Stenosis services offered in Minneapolis, MN

Do you have ongoing neck or back pain due to spinal stenosis and desire long-lasting relief? At Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the interventional spine and pain management specialists offer treatments that diminish troublesome discomfort and restore your quality of life. Call the office to learn more about your treatment options, or schedule an appointment online today.

Spinal Stenosis Q&A

What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a pain-causing condition in which the space inside of the backbone narrows, putting pressure on nearby nerves and your spinal cord. The pain often appears in your neck or lower back, and can cause debilitating discomfort when left untreated. See the Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics specialists at the first sign of spinal stenosis.

What are the symptoms of spinal stenosis?

The symptoms of spinal stenosis may include:

  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness
  • Leg cramping
  • Problems with balance or walking
  • Bowel or bladder issues

These or other symptoms might start out as mild and slowly worsen over time when left untreated.

What causes spinal stenosis?

Some of the common spinal stenosis causes and risk factors include:

  • Disc herniation
  • Bone spurs
  • Arthritis
  • Age-related wear-and-tear
  • Congenital defects
  • Spinal injuries
  • Tumors
  • Thickened ligaments
  • Being over 50
  • Scoliosis

You might have spinal stenosis after a sports injury, heavy lifting, a car accident, or another traumatic event.

How is spinal stenosis diagnosed?

Your Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics provider diagnoses spinal stenosis after discussing your symptoms, reviewing your medical history, checking your vital signs, and completing a physical exam. You might need X-rays, a CT scan, an MRI, or another imaging procedure. 

How is spinal stenosis treated?

The standard treatments for spinal stenosis include:

Lifestyle changes

Home remedies and lifestyle changes that help reduce spinal stenosis discomfort include maintaining an ideal body weight, stretching, strength exercises, and walking aids.

Physical therapy/massage

Completing massage therapy, physical therapy, or both of these treatments can reduce the pressure placed on painful nerves within your spinal cord.

Medicine

Medications can alleviate pain and other complications linked to spinal stenosis. 

Injections

Corticosteroid shots and other injections help reduce inflammation, pressure, and pain caused by a pinched nerve within your spine.

Surgery

Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics offers minor surgery to reduce spinal stenosis pain. The skilled pain-management specialists complete Minuteman® minimally invasive fusion surgery, which uses a fusion device to immobilize and stabilize parts of your spine. Your pain specialist combines it with bone graft materials within the device.

To learn more about spinal stenosis treatments for back and neck pain, call the Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics office or schedule an appointment online today.

Disclaimer: Our health care practitioners perform one or more regenerative therapies that have not yet been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The use of these products is experimental and investigative. Any patient testimonials found on our website or other web properties should not be interpreted as a statement on the effectiveness of any of our medical treatments.
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