Spinal Stenosis Treatment Plano TX

The spinal canal is the passageway that houses and protects the spinal cord and nerve roots. Spinal stenosis results when the canal is narrowed or restricted in some way. These restrictions can include ruptures of the discs between the spinal bones (herniated discs), thickening of the ligaments within the canal, bone spurs growing into the canal, and more.

Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

If you have spinal stenosis, you may experience:

  • Pain or numbness in one or both arms or legs
  • Persistent pain in the buttocks
  • Limping
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Difficulty walking even relatively short distances (but is relieved with brief rest)

Treatment of Spinal Stenosis

Non-surgical treatments may include:

  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Aerobic conditioning
  • Epidural steroid injections

Surgical treatment generally consists of:

  • Spinal decompression to enlarge the spinal canal
  • Spinal spacer

Indications for surgery include pain that fails to improve satisfactorily with non-surgical treatment.