Spinal Stenosis Treatment for Residents of Freehold, NJ
Often a result of the natural aging process, spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spaces between the bones that make up your spinal cord – typically in the neck or lower back – begin to narrow. It does not always produce symptoms, but if the narrowing puts pressure on your spinal cord or nerve roots, you may experience numbness, weakness, cramping, and pain in your arms and legs. If you are experiencing pain or other discomfort caused by spinal stenosis and are seeking treatment in the Freehold area, the professionals at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute may be able to help.
At AOSMI, we have board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons and other medical professionals who specialize in conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, including spinal stenosis. We are committed to practicing conservative methods whenever possible, utilizing medications, exercise, and in-house physical therapy when appropriate. If nonsurgical treatment methods are unsuccessful in managing your spinal stenosis pain, we can perform the following surgeries:
- Spinal fusion – This procedure may be especially helpful if one or more vertebrae has slipped out of the correct position, making the spine unstable. It involves fusing two vertebral bones, allowing them to grow together and stabilize the spine, alleviate pain, and prevent further nerve compression.
- Laminectomy – This procedure involves removing a portion of the lamina (the bony plate protecting the spinal canal and spinal cord) or a bone spur that is pressing on a nerve in order to make more room in the spinal canal.
If you would like to learn more about the treatment options we offer for spinal stenosis pain, contact Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute today.