Cervical spinal stenosis is a condition in which the lower spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal nerves in the lower back. Over two million patients nationwide are diagnosed and treated for stenosis annually. It is generally found in people over the age of 50, and the likelihood of developing cervical spinal stenosis increases with age. The root causes of cervical spinal stenosis are:
Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness.
Sometimes called a slipped or ruptured disk, a herniated disk often causes nerve impingement and shooting pain.
In some situations following cervical spinal fusion surgery, a patient’s pain may persist, intensify, or change in character. Unfortunately, this persistent or new pain may not be able to be fixed by additional surgery. Learn more about Persistent Pain Syndrome, and available treatment options.
Epidural and facet injections can be effective for nerve irritation
A minimally invasive procedure to remove excess disc material
Stimulation of peripheral nerves to stop pain signaling to the bain
Vertebral body augmentation following a compression fracture
Targeted anesthetic is bathed on to affected nerves
Use of biologics to repair and regenerate intervertbal discs
Stimulation of the dorsal column to stop pain signaling to the brain
Intrathecal delivery medication for chronic pain and movement disorders
A targeted affected nerve is heated to burn the nerve and stop pain signaling
A minimally invasive category of procedures to help decompress nerves
Stimulation of the dorsal root ganglion to stop pain signaling to the brain
Minimally invasive procedure to prevent excess movement