Our interventional pain physician, Dr. Anil K. Sharma, is a leading practitioner of state-of-the-art techniques specializing in the use of minimally-invasive techniques to treat spinal disorders. He has performed over 70,000 spinal procedures in his 27+ years of clinical practice.
Spinal Stenosis Pain
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal. When the spinal canal gets too narrow, it can squeeze and irritate your spinal cord or nearby nerve roots.
Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis can cause pain, numbness, or weakness in your legs, buttocks, arms, or neck, depending on what area of your spine is affected. Spinal stenosis may also cause arm pain and difficulty manipulating small objects. In the back, symptoms may include leg pain and difficulty walking aggravated by activity.
Causes of Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis can be caused by several problems, including overgrowth of bone or other tissue or a herniated disc. It is usually an aging process; some people are born with a narrow spinal canal.
Diagnosis of Spinal Stenosis
Diagnosis is made by reviewing medical history, a physical exam, and an MRI or a CT scan.
Learn more about spinal stenosis by watching an educational video.