Spinal stenosis? More like spinal ste-NO-sis
Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 22, 2016
Advocate Pain Management Center, one of the most comprehensive pain management clinics in the great Houston area, is now treating spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is a restriction of the open passageways where the spinal cord and spinal nerves travel down the back. This restriction occurs by a gradual narrowing of the opening, or the intrusion of something into the opening. Either condition can compress the nerves, causing neck pain if it occurs in the lumbar (lower back) region. About 75% of spinal stenosis cases occur in the lower back.
Some of the common causes of spinal stenosis are aging, arthritis, spondylolisthesis and trauma. The symptoms of spinal stenosis vary depending on location and severity, and often start gradually and build over time. Common symptoms include back and leg pain, weakness in the neck, numbness and burning pain through the buttocks and legs.
Early diagnosis is very important to enable proper diagnosis and treatment. Use of X-rays, CT scans and MRI can all be used to diagnose this condition. Once properly diagnosed, treatments include physical therapy, reasonable narcotics and cortisone injections. These methods are very effective at avoiding costly and painful surgery.
The interventional pain management doctors at APMC make every effort to alleviate pain the in the best way possible for each patient. The center uses the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment methods available. Living with any type of chronic pain, can change all aspects of daily living. The Board Certified doctors at the center are skilled at diagnosing and then treating the source of pain to ensure that each patient reaches his or her highest level of function.
Advocate Pain Management Center accepts most insurances and has 3 locations in the Houston area. For more information please call 713-475-8686