About Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a serious condition that causes the spinal cord to narrow. When the spinal column narrows, it puts extreme pressure on the nerves and can cause debilitating pain, numbness, and neck pain. For more severe cases, it may even cause bladder dysfunction. Spinal stenosis is usually caused by natural wear and tear that happens because of old age or repetitive movements, like bending or twisting. Our team at Tricity Pain Associates in Corpus Christi, TX specializes in alleviating pain caused by medical conditions or lifestyle factors. Typically, as we start to age, we begin to lose bone density and integrity, which is why it’s imperative to see a doctor if you begin to experience mobility issues or back pain. Our excellent physicians provide the top-notch care you deserve to help you reduce painful symptoms caused by spinal stenosis.
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Spinal Stenosis Treatment
There are several factors to consider when building your custom treatment plan, such as the severity of your condition, pain level, and medical history. Our first step will be to perform a thorough assessment and take x-rays of your spine to examine the affected area. From there, we can review all of your options. Typical treatments for spinal stenosis include pain medication, physical therapy, steroid injections, and lumbar decompression. Our overall goal is to help decrease your pain and relieve some of the pressure that is placed on the nerves due to the structural changes of the spinal column. Some treatment options are more invasive than others and if necessary, we may recommend surgery.
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