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 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.
Spinal stenosis may cause some of the following symptoms:
Complications with untreated spinal stenosis might include balance or walking problems, bowel issues, bladder dysfunction, or paralysis.
Spinal stenosis can happen to anyone, but factors that increase your risk of developing it include:
If you’re at risk of spine problems and have severe or ongoing pain, see Innovative Pain Specialists for an evaluation.
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.
If you have spinal stenosis pain and want relief, your Innovative Pain Specialists provider might recommend one or more of the following treatments:
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.