Spinal Stenosis Symptoms:
Spinal stenosis is a condition involving any type of narrowing of the spinal canal or nerve-root canals. The narrowing of the spinal canal results in compression of spinal nerves and nerve roots, causing a number of symptoms, including lower back pain, feelings of cramping or weakness in the back and lower extremity pain.
The most common form of spinal stenosis is from degeneration of the spine leading to stenosis. Degenerative spinal stenosis effects virtually the entire adult population as a result of the natural process of aging, but this form of spinal stenosis does not always result in painful symptoms and a need for spinal stenosis pain management.
Spinal stenosis is difficult for doctors to diagnose since the signs and symptoms are similar to many age-related conditions. Imaging tests like X-rays, MRIs and CT myelograms may be necessary for doctors to pinpoint the cause.
Spinal Stenosis Pain Management Treatment Options:
There are a number of spinal stenosis pain treatment options from your doctor that help with spinal stenosis pain management, which include: