Spinal stenosis is more common than you may think. In fact, the majority of people over the age of fifty show some signs of stenosis in their spine. As we age, the structure of the spinal bones and discs can change and force the spinal canal to constrict.
However, it’s not until there isn’t enough room for the nerves or spinal cord that symptoms emerge. Spinal stenosis can interfere with the function of the spinal nerves or spinal cord. It can also create more symptoms than just pain. Alterations to motor skills can occur along with trouble balancing, numbness, and loss of strength.
The types of symptoms depend on the degree of the stenosis and the location. Some spinal stenosis cases are treatable with conservative options like injections, medication, and physical therapy, but surgery is often required for complete treatment of the underlying problem. The expert surgical team at Spinal Stenosis Center of Excellence is highly regarded for their unmatched quality of care, making the Center the top choice in Los Angeles stenosis treatment.