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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis services offered in Jacksonville and Middleburg, FL

If you’re one of the 500,000 people living with chronic back or neck pain caused by spinal stenosis, you can find treatment at Integrity Spine & Orthopedics. Our orthopedic specialists use advanced diagnostic imaging to assess the health of your spine and confirm that you suffer from spinal stenosis. We specialize in nonsurgical treatments like corticosteroid injections to ease your pain and provide minimally invasive spinal decompression surgery when needed. Call our office in Jacksonville, Florida, to schedule an evaluation for spinal stenosis symptoms or book an appointment online today.

Spinal Stenosis Q & A

What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spaces inside the spine. This narrowing is often caused by age-related changes or degenerative diseases. The two types of spinal stenosis are:

Foraminal stenosis

Foraminal stenosis develops when one or several of the bony passageways between your vertebrae narrow, pressing on the nerve roots that pass within it.

Central canal stenosis

Central canal stenosis describes the narrowing of the spinal canal, the passageway that protects the spinal cord. Narrowing the spinal canal compresses the spinal cord, causing many painful symptoms.

Your risk for developing spinal stenosis increases as you age and if you have conditions like:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Herniated discs
  • Thickened ligaments
  • Degenerative disc disease

You can also be at increased risk of spinal stenosis if you’re born with a narrow spinal canal or a congenital deformity like scoliosis (unnatural curvature of the spine).

When should I seek treatment for spinal stenosis?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Integrity Spine & Orthopedics if you have symptoms of spinal stenosis. Symptoms depend on where the narrowing is along your spine.

If you have lumbar spinal stenosis, you can experience symptoms in your lower back. If you have cervical spinal stenosis, the symptoms affect your upper spine and neck. These symptoms can include:

  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Limited range of motion

Spine pain can also radiate down into your arms, legs, hands, and feet and feel like a sudden electrical jolt when you make specific movements.

Our orthopedic specialists use advanced diagnostics to identify where your spine is narrowing. We personalize a care plan to treat the symptoms of spinal stenosis and restore your spine’s function.

How is spinal stenosis treated?

Treating mild to moderate spinal stenosis pain usually involves nonsurgical therapies like:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Physical therapy
  • Medication
  • Corticosteroid injections

You might need surgery if you have advanced spinal stenosis in your lower spine that limits your mobility and causes severe symptoms. At Integrity Spine & Orthopedics, our team offers minimally invasive spine decompression surgery to relieve pressure on your spinal cord and the surrounding nerves.

Our surgeons use minimally invasive surgery that requires only tiny incisions to access the narrowed area of your spine. This minimizes your risk of bleeding, pain, and other complications after surgery so you can heal faster and more efficiently.

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation by calling Integrity Spine & Orthopedics or booking one online today.