Spinal Stenosis – Frisco, TX
OrthoTexas, Frisco is a group of leading spine surgeons and doctors providing treatment for cervical as well as lumbar Spinal Stenosis. The spine specialists use advanced surgical as well as non-surgical approaches to provide relief to the patients.
Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis is an orthopedic condition characterized by narrowing of the space between the intervertebral discs, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. It can be caused due to age related wear and tear of the spine. Although the condition can occur in any part of the spine, it is most commonly seen in the cervical and lumbar spine.

Causes Of Spinal Stenosis

  • Herniated Discs: Discs are the soft rubbery pads that provide cushioning to the vertebrae in the spine. A break or crack in any of these may cause the gel like inner material to flow out and press on the spinal nerves.
  • Bony Overgrowth: Wearing away of the spinal vertebrae can lead to the formation of bone spurs in the spinal canal. Paget’s disease can also cause bony outgrowths in the spine.
  • Stiffened Ligaments: The ligaments, which hold the vertebrae together, may get stiffened over time and stick out into the spinal canal.
  • Trauma: Injuries or accidents may dislocate or fracture the vertebrae and cause the bone fragments to enter into the spinal canal.

Symptoms Of Spinal Stenosis

  • Low back pain
  • Numbness and tingling sensation in legs
  • Pain extends down to the legs
  • Difficulty walking
  • Pain while walking or standing upright
  • Cold or warm sensation in the legs
  • Clumsiness and frequent falling
  • Abnormal bladder and bowel function

Diagnosis Of Spinal Stenosis

The spine specialist in Frisco, TX may recommend imaging tests, such as X-rays, CT scan or MRI to determine the exact cause of the symptoms.

Treatment For Spinal Stenosis

  • Rest: The patient may be advised to take proper rest, followed by a gradual resumption of physical activity. This may help to ease the symptoms associated with the condition.
  • Postural Changes: People with Spinal Stenosis may find relief by leaning forwards while walking. It helps by enlarging the space in the spinal canal and providing more room to the nerves to move. Lying with the knees elevated may also help to reduce pain.
  • Medications: Swelling in the spinal column may also put pressure on the nerve and nerve roots. To treat this, the spine surgeon may prescribe anti-inflammatory medications.
  • Surgery: If the condition does not respond to other treatment options, surgery might be suggested to release pressure from the spinal cord and nerves.

For comprehensive treatment of Spinal Stenosis, visit OrthoTexas, Frisco. To schedule an appointment with our spine surgeons, you can call at (214) 618 – 5502.