Spinal Stenosis Pain Treatment

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About Spinal Stenosis

The sensation of pain is processed from signals which are transmitted to the brain by nerves that pass through the spine and radiate out into the body. The spine contains vertebrae that form the spinal column which support the head and back, and which also forms the spinal canal as protection for the spinal cord. The vertebrae also act as protection for the spinal nerves.

Spinal stenosis refers to a constriction of the spinal canal that puts pressure on spinal nerves. When the nerves are under pressure, the can become pinched or damaged causing a sensation of pain in the areas of the body that they serve.

Possible Causes

The most common cause of spinal stenosis is normal wear and tear often related to aging. Bone outgrowths, known as bone spurs, form as part of the aging process and can extend into the spinal canal resulting in pinched nerves. In a similar manner, a spinal disc may rupture and a portion of the spinal disc will protrude — this is called a herniated disc. This protruding spinal disc may pinch the nerves of the spine resulting in spinal stenosis. A herniated disc can be the result of aging or trauma caused by a fall or some type of accident.

Other common causes include: tumor growth on the spine, an inherited small spinal canal, bone disorders, scoliosis and spondylolisthesis.

In an issue of Spine dated April 20, 2013, a study was published that found a variety of factors (including heavy manual labor, higher body fat percentage, the presence of diabetes and multiple pregnancies) which are significantly more pronounced in people with lumbar spinal stenosis. The study implies that these factors could be associated with the development of spinal stenosis.

Signs & Symptoms

Discomfort from spinal stenosis typically begins gradually and worsens with time. Spinal stenosis is mostly commonly felt in the back, legs or arms. Spinal stenosis of the neck can lead to shooting neck pains as well as pain, numbness or muscle weakness in the arms and fingers. Stenosis in the lower back can result in low back pain or sciatic pain in the buttocks, legs or feet.

Spinal Stenosis Pain Treatment

Recurring or persistent discomfort in your legs, back or arms may require early treatment. Request an Appointment with one of our doctors to discuss our wide range of options for spinal stenosis treatment.

We Offer Spinal Stenosis Pain Treatment in Austin, Round Rock, Waco & Cedar Park

 

Seven convenient locations across Central Texas and one surgery center.

CENTRAL AUSTIN
6818 Austin Center Boulevard Suite #205
Austin, Texas
78731
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SOUTH AUSTIN
6000 S. Mopac Suite #200
Austin, Texas
78749
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CEDAR PARK
200 South Bell Blvd Suite #F-5
Cedar Park, Texas
78613
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ROUND ROCK
2000 S. Mays St Suite #201
Round Rock, Texas
78664
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GEORGETOWN
3316 Williams Dr Suite #150
Georgetown, Texas
78628
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KILLEEN
3400 East Central Texas Expressway, Suite 100
Killeen, Texas
76543
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WACO
7005 Woodway Dr. Suite #101
Waco, Texas
76712
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SURGERY CENTER
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2000 S. Mays St Suite #400
Round Rock, Texas
78664
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