Spinal Canal Stenosis
Spinal Stenosis is a condition originating from an acute injury that causes a large disc herniation or chronic injury from lifetime stresses placed on a specific area of the spine that results in narrowing of the spinal canal. This narrowing of the spinal canal is typically determined to be mild, moderate or severe. Many people will exhibit similar symptoms to those who have Sciatica or Radiculopathy due to nerve compression. Some people will however, exhibit symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling in their legs with walking that is generally relieved by sitting or leaning against a wall while others will complain of only back pain alone with standing, walking or lying down in bed. Typical treatments involve traditional conservative care to include anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, and avoiding activity that puts a strain on the neck or back. When pharmacologic and traditional non-pharmacologic therapies do not help, we at Wasatch Pain Solutions employ minimally invasive procedures that help reduce or eliminate this pain all together. In some cases, surgery may be necessary, however we at Wasatch Pain Solutions feel that most cases do not require these costly invasive and medically complex surgical interventions. However, when appropriate you can be comforted in knowing that we will help navigate you to the best spine surgeons to treat your condition.