When the spinal canal narrows as a result of a condition affecting the neck or back, a patient can develop canal stenosis. Since the spinal column is home to the spinal cord and dozens of nerve roots that branch off the spinal cord, any narrowing of spinal nerve passageways can cause pain, weakness, numbness, tingling, and muscle spasms.
A number of conditions can cause the canal to narrow. A couple of the most common causes of canal stenosis are listed below:
Most doctors will begin treatment of the above spinal conditions with conservative therapies such as heat therapy, bed rest, and pain medications. Patients who fail to respond to these treatment methods may benefit from the minimally invasive procedures performed by the surgeons at Laser Spine Institute. Contact Laser Spine Institute to learn about our safe and effective procedures and how they are used to treat conditions affecting the neck and back.
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