Foraminal stenosis is a condition that occurs when disc space between the spinal vertebrae begins to narrow, resulting in the spinal cord becoming pinched and leading to a number of painful symptoms. Foraminal stenosis usually develops over time or as a result of another spinal condition. While it can occur anywhere along the spine, it most frequently presents in the cervical (neck) region.
WHAT IS FORAMINAL STENOSIS?
Common symptoms of foraminal stenosis include tingling or numbness in the affected areas and discomfort, numbness, or tingling in the extremities. Several spinal conditions can cause foraminal stenosis, such as bone spurs, arthritis, joint enlargement and soft tissue inflammation.
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WHO CAN GET FORAMINAL STENOSIS?
Upon diagnosis of foraminal stenosis, initial treatments are conservative and can include physical therapy, exercise, massage therapy, acupuncture and anti-inflammatory medication. If more conservative pain management treatments do not provide relief, surgeries such as foraminotomy or laminoforaminotomy may be recommended.