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Spinal Stenosis Specialist

Innovative Pain Specialists -  - Pain Management Specialist

Innovative Pain Specialists

Pain Management Specialists & Spine Specialists located in Arlington Heights, IL & Libertyville, IL

If you have back or neck pain, it could be because of spinal stenosis, the narrowing of your spinal canal. At Innovative Pain Specialists in Arlington Heights and Libertyville, Illinois, pain management specialists Paul Marsiglia, DO, Demetrios Louis, MD, and their expert staff offer a variety of pain-relieving treatments for spinal stenosis. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Spinal Stenosis Q&A

What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is an often-painful spine condition that affects about 250,00 to 500,000 Americans each year, with the most cases occurring among the elderly population. Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of your cervical (neck) or lumbar (back) spinal canal. Treatment with Innovative Pain Specialists can give you the relief you need and deserve. 

What are the symptoms of spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis may cause some of the following symptoms:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Leg pain
  • Cramping in your legs
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Tingling

Complications with untreated spinal stenosis might include balance or walking problems, bowel issues, bladder dysfunction, or paralysis. 

What are the risk factors for spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis can happen to anyone, but factors that increase your risk of developing it include:

  • Thick ligaments near your spine
  • Bone overgrowth
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal injuries
  • Tumors
  • Older age 
  • Trauma 
  • Scoliosis
  • Other congenital spine deformities

If you’re at risk of spine problems and have severe or ongoing pain, see Innovative Pain Specialists for an evaluation. 

How does my doctor diagnose spinal stenosis?

A specialist reviews your medical history and symptoms to determine if spinal stenosis is the reason for your discomfort. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and may order X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures to make a diagnosis and develop an effective treatment.

How is spinal stenosis treated?

If you have spinal stenosis pain and want relief, your Innovative Pain Specialists provider might recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • Hot or cold packs
  • Regular exercise
  • Healthy weight management
  • Physical therapy 
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Medications
  • Steroid injections
  • Spinal decompression
  • Minimally invasive procedures

Vertiflex Superion is a spinal depression procedure in which your pain specialist places a small spacer inside your spine without damaging surrounding tissues. The implant holds the narrowed space open to relieve nerve pressure and reduce back and leg pain.

Your provider tailors each spinal stenosis treatment to your needs, preferences, and lifestyle.

If you suspect you have spinal stenosis because of ongoing neck or back pain, schedule an appointment with Innovative Pain Specialists by phone or online book one today.