Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis services offered in Near Marshall University  Football Stadium, Huntington, Hurricane and Charleston, WV

When you have a condition like spinal stenosis, the narrowing of your spinal canal puts stress on your spinal cord. At Pain Management 360, with offices in Huntington, Hurricane, and Charleston, West Virginia, pain management physician Rudy Malayil, MD, and the team work with you to determine the cause of your spinal stenosis and relieve any pain and discomfort you may experience. Call the office nearest you today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Spinal Stenosis Q&A

What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a condition that occurs when the open spaces in your spine become narrow. This creates tension in your spinal cord, as well as the nerves that travel through the spine to other parts of the body. Spinal stenosis is most common in the neck and lower back. 

You may develop spinal stenosis from: 

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone overgrowth
  • Herniated disks
  • Thickened ligaments
  • Tumors
  • Spinal injuries

Pain Management 360 can develop a custom treatment plan to relieve any symptoms associated with spinal stenosis, as well as to improve the overall stability of the spine so that you won’t experience as many problems in the future.

What are the symptoms of spinal stenosis?

Everyone with spinal stenosis has a unique experience. While some may not have any signs or symptoms, others may experience a slow progression of worsening symptoms. When you develop symptoms of this condition, the type of pain you experience will depend on the location of the narrowing. 

If you have spinal stenosis in your neck, you may experience numbness, tingling, and weakness in your hand, arm, foot, or leg. You may also have problems walking and keeping your balance.

When you have spinal stenosis in your lower back, you may experience cramping and pain in your legs, especially when you walk or stand for a long period of time.

What are the treatments for spinal stenosis?

Pain Management 360 provides individualized pain management plans to rebuild your strength, flexibility, stability, and balance. 

Your provider may recommend conservative treatments like at-home stretches to relieve muscle tension and nerve pressure. They can also counsel you on lifestyle changes, such as switching to a more ergonomic chair for your desk or learning how to move and lift in a way that protects your spine. 

Or, they may recommend nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation, or radiofrequency ablation if you require interventional pain management treatments. 

If your symptoms are severe and they don’t respond to conservative measures, you might need spinal stenosis surgery. 

Call Pain Management 360 today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about spinal stenosis.