SUFFERING FROM SPINAL STENOSIS?

Champey Pain and Spine may be able to help.

Spinal stenosis is a term used to refer to a narrowing of the spaces within the spine. This condition causes pressure to be put on the spinal cord and nerves. Spinal stenosis most commonly occurs in the lumbar region (back) of the spine or the cervical region (neck).

WHAT IS SPINAL STENOSIS?

Symptoms of spinal stenosis include spinal pain, tingling, numbness, muscle weakness, and problems with bladder or bowel function. The symptoms of spinal stenosis can include back or neck pain, burning or tingling pain that radiates through to other parts of the body, or loss of sensation or coordination in the limbs. Spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by aging, natural wear-and-tear and gradual deterioration of the spine. Trauma or injury to the spine and conditions such as spondylolisthesis can also cause spinal stenosis.

Wondering if you might be suffering from spinal stenosis? Take our 30 second online Pain Assessment Tool to find out. One of our friendly Patient Advocates will be in touch within one business day to discuss your pain.

HOW DO YOU TREAT SPINAL STENOSIS?

There are various treatments for spinal stenosis. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can provide some relief for pain and inflammation. If NSAIDs are unable to provide substantial relief, steroid injections are proven to be an effective treatment option for pain management. Often times, the combination of medication or injections, along with physical or chiropractic therapy, can help to improve the strength and flexibility of the spine. When non-surgical treatments fail to provide patient's with relief of severe pain or immobility, surgery may be recommended to help maintain stability in the spinal canal.

If you suspect you have spinal stenosis, take our short Treatment Assessment Tool to tell us a little about what, if anything, you've tried to treat your pain. One of our Patient Advocates will be in touch within one business day to discuss possible treatment options.

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