Spinal stenosis is a condition where your spinal canal begins to close off and compress the spinal cord and nerves that reside inside of it. It can occur anywhere in the spine including your neck, mid-back, and low-back. Many things can cause Spinal Stenosis. Some people are born with it and this gradually progresses as they age. But, for most people it is a result of the aging process of the spine. As we age, the spine begins to deteriorate, including the discs (the cushioning between the vertebrae), the facet joints (the joints that connect the vertebrae), and the ligaments that connect them. Over time, the space available for the spinal cord and nerve roots diminishes to the point where it can cause pain, neurologic loss, and disability.
Pain (either in the low-back, legs, or both)
Sciatic pain (sciatica) radiating across the hip and down the leg
Numbness or weakness of the legs and/or arms
Pins and needles sensations in the extremities
Loss of bladder control
Less sensory sensitivity
All of these symptoms are signs of compression of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. If left untreated, it can cause severe disability with the potential of being wheel chair bound.
Dr. Jacob Rosenstein, after careful and extensive study of anatomy and diagnostic scans over many years, has perfected his treatment for Spinal Stenosis using various surgical techniques. At the Center For Spinal Stenosis, Dr. Rosenstein will determine the best treatment for you based on your specific set of circumstances and do his best to relieve your pain and suffering and get you back to your old self.