What is Spinal Stenosis?
The spinal canal protects the multitude of nerves that weave through the spine. Unfortunately, aging, wear and tear, or an injury can cause the spine to narrow. If the narrowing compresses the nerves, the condition is identified as spinal stenosis. Thus, spinal stenosis is the result of the spinal canal narrowing and constricting the nerves.
While there are several variations of spinal stenosis, lumbar stenosis (lower back region) and cervical stenosis (neck region) are the most common. Each of our spine surgeons has years of experience in successfully treating spinal stenosis. For your convenience, FAITH Surgical Center has a Frisco spine surgeon or a Richardson spine surgeon to care for your condition.
Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
Because spinal stenosis compresses the many nerves in the spinal cord that manage different areas of the body, symptoms can show up in different parts of the body. If the nerves that manage the lower body are compressed, then one of the symptoms might include low back pain. If the nerves that control sensation in the legs are compressed, then another symptom might include leg pain. Another symptom can be numbness or weakness in the shoulders or arms. It is important to see a knowledgeable spine surgeon to properly examine and diagnose your symptoms.
Spine Surgeons in Richardson and Frisco
When it comes to spinal stenosis, it is important to choose the best spine surgeon in your area to diagnose and treat your condition. FAITH Surgical Center has three of the area’s top spine surgeons partnered in the surgery center. Whether you are facing spinal stenosis in Frisco or Richardson, you can be assured of expert care by any of our three spine surgeons.
- Richard Marks M.D. – Spine Surgeon Richardson
Spinal Stenosis Surgery Options
Both our spine surgeons and our medical team at FAITH Surgical Center are well equipped for performing surgery for spinal stenosis. The most common type of surgery is decompressive laminectomy. This procedure removes part of the vertebra in order to create space for the nerves.
If the spine is not stable, then spinal fusion may be recommended. This can both relieve back pain and allow for improved movement of the spine. In many cases, minimally invasive spine surgery can be used to surgically treat spinal stenosis.
If you have questions about spinal stenosis, or need to meet one of our spine surgeons, then call us at FAITH Surgical Center. You can also call to verify scheduled surgery or to ask any questions about your case at 972-370-7200. For your convenience, please feel free to use our online contact form.