What is Spinal Stenosis?
The spine is made of a series of bones called the vertebrae — they’re responsible for the overall stability of your upper body. The nerves running between the vertebrae carry sensory signals to the brain, and these components collectively form the spinal cord. Injuries, medical conditions, and age-related wear and tear can lead to the thickening of ligaments, bone spurs, bulging or herniated discs, and other conditions that narrow the space between the vertebrae, thereby pinching or compressing the nerves. Spinal stenosis is a condition wherein the narrowing of space between the vertebrae pinches the nerves, leading to shooting pains and numbness.
Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
- Weakness of the legs and arms
- Shooting pains in the back and legs
- Numbness in the legs and buttocks
- Problems with finding balance
Diagnosing Spinal Stenosis
At Remedy Pain Solutions, our interventional pain specialists conduct a thorough diagnosis and investigation to identify the root cause of your spinal pains. We discuss your symptoms, review your health history, and conduct physical examinations to narrow down the root cause. If we identify signs of spinal stenosis, we also perform x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and other advanced imaging tests to identify the extent of damage and curate the appropriate treatment plan.