Cervical Foraminal Stenosis
Foraminal stenosis in the cervical spine causes neck pain, arm pain, numbness, tingling and radiculopathy due to pressure on the nerve roots.
Commonly, this compression is due to a bulging disc, bone spurs, or degenerated discs. Often the condition is congenital, but it can also occur from repetitive movement or wear and tear. Symptoms of a compression cervical spinal nerve include numbness and tingling in the arms and hands or the sensaion of "pins and needles" or that your arm or hand have "gone to sleep" causing a prickly sensation. Loss of sensation and strength have also been reported.
Treatment options include therapy for strengthening and stretching the area as well as pain medication although because the underlying issue is a compressed nerve, often further treatment is needed. Traditionally, invasive spine surgeries have been used to treat this and other similar conditions. However, advances in modern medicine have evolved a new outpatient procedure that is minimally invasive and is very effective at alleviating symptoms from foraminal stenosis. Deuk Laser Disc Repair®, offered exclusively at Deuk Spine Institute in Florida, uses the smallest incision and has a 95% success rate for treating patients with conditions like foraminal stenosis.