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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition where the spinal column narrows, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. Imagine your spinal canal as a tunnel through which your spinal cord travels. When you have spinal stenosis, the space within your spinal canal becomes restricted.

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Common Causes of Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis can occur as a result of several factors, including:

Degenerative Changes

Over time, the bones and soft tissues in the spine can degenerate, leading to the narrowing of the spinal canal. This degeneration is often associated with conditions like osteoarthritis, where the cartilage between the vertebrae wears down, causing bone spurs and inflammation.

Herniated Discs

A herniated disc is when the soft cushioning material inside the spinal discs bulges out of place. This can compress the spinal cord or nerves, contributing to spinal stenosis.

Trauma or Injury

Spinal stenosis can also develop as a result of traumatic injuries to the spine, such as fractures or dislocations, which can cause instability and narrowing of the spinal canal.

Congenital Conditions

In some cases, spinal stenosis may be present from birth due to abnormalities in the structure of the spine, such as a narrow spinal canal or malformed vertebrae.

Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

The symptoms of spinal stenosis can vary depending on the location and severity of the narrowing, but common signs include:

  • Pain, numbness, or tingling in the back, neck, shoulders, arms, or legs.
  • Pain may worsen with activity or prolonged standing or walking.
  • Weakness or difficulty moving the arms or legs.
  • Numbness or loss of sensation in the extremities, such as the hands, fingers, feet, or toes.
  • Difficulty walking or maintaining balance, especially walking for a long time or uphill/downhill.

Diagnosis

If you’re experiencing symptoms of spinal stenosis, it’s essential to see a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis. They’ll likely start by asking about your symptoms and medical history. Then, they may perform a physical examination, checking for signs of spinal instability, nerve compression, or loss of sensation in the extremities.

In some cases, imaging tests such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scans may be ordered to visualize the spine and identify any abnormalities, such as narrowing of the spinal canal, herniated discs, or bone spurs. Based on the results, your healthcare provider can determine the location and severity of the stenosis and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Treatments for Spinal Stenosis

Whether it’s through medications, physical therapy, chiropractic care, or surgery, there are options available to help manage spinal stenosis and alleviate pain and discomfort.

Medications

Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help alleviate mild pain associated with spinal stenosis. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe muscle relaxants or anti-seizure medications to help manage nerve-related pain.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can play a crucial role in managing spinal stenosis by strengthening the muscles supporting the spine, improving flexibility and range of motion, and teaching proper posture and body mechanics. A physical therapist can design a customized exercise program tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care focuses on restoring proper alignment and function in the spine through manual adjustments and other techniques. A chiropractor can perform spinal manipulations to relieve pressure on the nerves and spinal cord, reduce inflammation, and improve overall spinal health.

Epidural Steroid Injections

In some cases, your doctor may recommend epidural steroid injections to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain associated with spinal stenosis. These injections deliver corticosteroid medication directly into the space around the spinal cord and nerves, providing temporary relief from symptoms.

Surgery

If conservative treatments fail to provide relief or if the stenosis is severe and causing significant neurological symptoms, surgery may be necessary. Surgical options for spinal stenosis may include decompression procedures to remove bone spurs, herniated discs, or other structures compressing the spinal cord or nerves, as well as spinal fusion to stabilize the spine and prevent further narrowing.

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Whether you’re grappling with the discomforts of daily stress or the challenges of chronic pain, 1-800-HURT 911 stands as a beacon of healing and relief.

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If you have been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or other accident in Georgia, HURT911 is here to help! We can manage your injury treatments, help you avoid years of chronic pain, and set you up with a personal injury attorney. Our goal is to speed up your recovery and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

Our Process

  • After your accident, we’ll set you up with an attorney and schedule your medical evaluation immediately.
  • You’ll get treated at one of our convenient Georgia locations with no out-of-pocket costs to you.
  • Continue your medical treatment per your doctor’s recommendations.
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