Canal stenosis is a form of spinal stenosis that occurs when the main canal of the spinal cord becomes narrow and can no longer safely house the main vertebrae. Patients may experience many different types of neural issues like tingling, numbness, weakness or pain radiating around the site of the stenosis. It can also affect the nerves which may travel into the shoulders, arms or legs.
Deuk Spine Institute treats patients with spinal canal stenosis with physical therapy plans, epidural injections, and in severe cases minimally invasive surgery.
Canal stenosis diagnosis
Canal stenosis is routinely identified through an MRI. Doctors must also perform a physical exam to determine whether the symptoms match the conditions seen on the MRI. Although many believe otherwise, patients can in fact live their entire lives with a spine condition and not experience symptoms. This is why it is so important to get a comprehensive screening that involves not only an MRI but a proper physical exam to determine the actual source of pain. Then a physician can help the patient move forward with treatment.
Canal stenosis treatment
There are a variety of canal stenosis treatments that vary based on the severity of pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness you are experiencing. While temporary relief from these issues can often be found by leaning forward, such as in the sitting position, naturally one can’t live in this position. Exercises and physical therapy are often used to strengthen the core and reduce the effects of canal stenosis, however chronic and severe cases may require advanced treatment in order to gain lasting effects.
Deuk Spine Institute offers several advanced treatment options including epidural injections, minimally invasive laser spinal surgery, and spinal fusions. Our minimally invasive Deuk Laser Disc Repair surgery has over a 95% proven success rate, a short recovery period, and requires no bone cutting.
Our team of spine experts provides even the most nervous patient peace of mind when it comes to surgery preparation or their recovery from canal stenosis. With a well-trained staff available to answer all questions, a world class surgery center, and our proven success, the pain you suffer from canal stenosis can swiftly become a thing of the past.
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If you or a loved one are experiencing back pain or symptoms related to spinal canal stenosis, contact Deuk Spine Institute. We are always accepting new patient inquiries. To learn more, contact us or give us a call at 1-800-FIX-MY-BACK.