Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Spinal Stenosis
The spinal column contains open spaces that create passageways for the spinal cord and the spinal nerves. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of (or an intrusion into) these openings. This can cause a compression of the nerves. Spinal stenosis most commonly affects the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine.
What is spinal stenosis?
This detailed video describes the condition of spinal stenosis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options for spinal stenosis may include anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants and medications to relieve pain. A physician may also recommend physical therapy. If these methods are not effective, surgery may be needed to eliminate pressure on the nerves.