Effective Pain Relief from Frisco Spine Surgeon for Spinal Stenosis
Your spine does many jobs, but one of the most important is protecting the nerves that transmit neural information from your brain to the rest of your body. Any type of constriction within that corridor can cause lower back pain, neck pain and other problems such as spinal stenosis. Our spine surgeon at The Neuro & Spine Wellness Center of Frisco, TX, diagnoses spinal stenosis when the spinal cord narrows, putting pressure on your vertebrae, discs and nerves.
Our expert spine surgery specialists can assess your condition and suggest the right personalized treatment for you with options ranging from therapy and medication to complex back surgery or minimally-invasive spine surgery.
What Are the Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis?
- Back Pain
- Muscle Weakness
- Development of Bone Spurs and Osteoarthritis
Symptoms of disc herniation
Spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by degeneration due to age or disease. When your discs collapse, you can develop arthritis in your back and the irritation can trigger overgrowth of bones in the spinal column. The overgrowth is also called bone spurs. In addition, some patients experience thickening of the ligaments in their back, further constricting nerves within the spinal canal. In severe cases of spinal stenosis, spine surgery may be recommended in order to create more space for nerves and ligaments running through the vertebrae.
In order to assess your condition, our spine specialists do a complete physical examination, collect medical history, and discuss hereditary conditions. We may test your flexibility, measure nerve function in your legs, do strength testing, sensation testing and possibly take images such as X-rays, MRIs or bone scans.
To eliminate your back pain and accurately diagnose spinal stenosis, please schedule an appointment today with our Frisco, TX, spine surgeon at The Neuro & Spine Wellness Center at 214-494-0455.