Intense back pain inhibits mobility and function for nearly one-third of American adults, turning simple daily tasks into burdensome ordeals. This lack of ability to move or function, coupled with unrelenting pain, often results in heightened anxiety and/or depression. Spinal stenosis, for example, is a common cause of back pain, which affects many adults.
The spinal cord, which stems from the brain, is a bundle of nerves in the shape of a cord. It travels from the brain down the back within a column of spine bones, called vertebral bodies, which are meant to protect the spinal cord. The vertebral bodies are configured to align perfectly so as to form a canal through which the spinal cord may exist spinal fluid, which allows it to float, free from anything touching or pressing on it. Problems occur when the shape of the canal is altered such as what evolves with spinal stenosis. Examples of such conditions are spinal stenosis, scoliosis or spondylolisthesis.
The term stenosis means a “narrowing” and is used to describe conditions in which the spinal canal becomes too narrow. This reduction in space within the spinal canal places pressure on the spinal cord from the surround bones or cartilage called discs. Classically, a patient with spinal stenosis walks continually leaning forward in effort to minimize the pain. They will also experience back pain and tingling or numbness down both arms and legs depending on the level of the spine that is affected.
Spinal stenosis may develop in the lumbar (lower back), cervical (neck) and thoracic (upper and middle back) spine. It most typically occurs in the lumbar and cervical areas. The formation of spinal stenosis in the cervical or thoracic spine may result in spinal cord compression and result in permanent damage. There is no need to continually question what options you have to resolve your back pain. Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics has a long history of treating patients for a wide array of spine conditions living in Hackensack, NJ and the surrounding area. Let the Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics and their board-certified neurosurgeons with expertise in spine surgery and well as the non-surgical spine care, help you resolve the persistent pain brought on by your back and start to reclaim your life.
Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics’s Comprehensive Solution to Spinal Stenosis
At Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics, our team of trained specialists treats a full scope of spinal conditions, from those caused by degenerative conditions such as spondylosis to injuries resulting from automobile accidents. The treatment plans we offer patients are all highly individualized. Our team of spine specialists begins by carefully assessing your health history. Our spine experts, including neurosurgeons, will pinpoint the location of a patient’s spine disease such as spinal stenosis then customize an effective treatment plan to eliminate painful spinal conditions.
Due to the spine’s complexity, appropriate treatment options for spinal stenosis may vary. At Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics, our spine surgeons always first consider whether conservative treatment options will resolve symptoms for patients living in Hackensack, NJ before progressing to surgery. After evaluating whether conservative treatment will be sufficient, our doctors may determine surgery is the only means to resolve an individual’s condition. They will recommend the most minimally invasive spine surgery but only if they firmly believe it will be the greatest opportunity for lasting success. CNSO doctors do not believe in doing unnecessary surgeries. Rest assured, our board-certified surgeons are skilled in the latest minimally invasive techniques to deliver effective outcomes for spinal stenosis.
With state-of-the-art technology, six easily accessible office locations, and a team of compassionate experts, patients living in Hackensack, NJ can expect to receive personalized treatment for spinal stenosis with a high probability of success. Call (973) 633-1122 today and take your first step toward living a pain-free life.