Neck or back pain could indicate spinal stenosis, a condition characterized by a narrowed spinal canal. At Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine in Birmingham, Alabama, the skilled neurosurgeons diagnose and treat spinal stenosis to ease discomfort and give you the best quality of life possible. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking feature today.
Spinal stenosis is a condition that causes the space inside of your spine to narrow. It can put pressure on nearby spinal cord and nerves. The discomfort it causes often appears in your neck or lower back. Cervical spinal stenosis develops in the upper spine near your neck, while lumbar spinal stenosis affects the lower spine in your back.
The hallmark symptoms associated with spinal stenosis include:
Sometimes you don’t notice any symptoms — at least not right away. If you do have symptoms of spinal stenosis, they may worsen over time if left untreated. See the Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine specialists at the first sign of a problem.
The risk factors linked with spinal stenosis are:
You can also injure your spine in a car accident, by playing sports, falling, or enduring other forms of physical trauma. Other times the cause of your condition isn’t entirely clear.
To find out if you have spinal stenosis, your Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine provider asks about your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle habits. They complete a physical exam and order imaging procedures, such as X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan, to obtain detailed images of your spine and the surrounding tissues.
The Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine specialists may recommend one or more of the following treatments for spinal stenosis:
Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine offers laminectomy, laminotomy, and laminoplasty procedures to make more space in your spinal canal and ease pain caused by spinal stenosis.
They use the latest advances in surgical technologies and procedures to ensure exceptional, long-lasting results. Your surgeon tailors each treatment to your needs, treatment preferences, lifestyle, and desired results.
To find out if you have spinal stenosis and get treated for this often-painful condition, schedule an appointment at Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine by phone or online today.