Spinal Stenosis Symptoms & Treatment in Columbus, Ohio

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Be treated to the high-quality care and pain relief you deserve. Our treatment team at Pain Zero in Columbus, Ohio specializes in pain management caused by medical conditions like spinal stenosis. Live your best life with help from our compassionate Columbus physicians administering the latest non-surgical spinal stenosis treatments.


GSpinal stenosis is a serious condition in which the spinal column narrows, placing extreme pressure on the nerves and causing debilitating pain, numbness, back (lumbar) pain, and neck (cervical) pain. In more severe cases, it may even cause bladder dysfunction.

Causes of spinal stenosis may include the following:

  • Getting Older
  • Arthritis
  • Bone overgrowth
  • Herniated disc
  • Thickened ligaments
  • Tumors
  • Trauma
  • Genetics

Common symptoms of spinal stenosis include neck pain, lower back pain, numbness, or weakness in the arm, hand, leg, or foot. To customize your treatment plan, our Columbus pain care specialists at Pain Zero will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, asking you about the severity of your condition, your pain level, and your medical history. Our next step will be to perform a thorough assessment and take x-rays of your spine to examine the affected area. From there, our team can review all of your options.


What is The Best Painkiller for Spinal Stenosis?

For symptom management, Pain Zero may recommend some noninvasive treatments that can temporarily relieve pain, such as:

  • Pain medications like NSAIDs, acetaminophen, or prescribed analgesics
  • Physical therapy
  • Injection therapies


Can you Fix Spinal Stenosis Without Surgery?

Surgery isn't the immediate go-to for treating spinal stenosis. Many individuals find relief through non-surgical approaches such as pain medications, physical therapy, and corticosteroid injections. These treatments aim to reduce inflammation, improve mobility, and alleviate pain. Surgery becomes a consideration when these methods aren't effective, or if the compression is causing severe symptoms.

Interventional Procedures to relieve pressure on the nerves such as the mild® procedure (minimally invasive lumbar decompression), interspinous spacers (Vertiflex), and interspinous fixation devices (Aurora Zip, MinuteMan, Inspan)

  • Same Day Procedures
  • No Need For Anesthesia
  • Walk in, Walk Out

Ultra Minimally invasive therapies such as endoscopic discectomy

  • Same Day Procedures
  • No Need For Anesthesia
  • Walk in, Walk Out

Pain Zero is the only provider in Columbus that offers minimally invasive procedures that can avoid surgery altogether. Our advanced interventions can improve your quality of life with functional improvement, such as walking and standing for longer periods of time. These options are especially beneficial for patients over the age of 65 and Medicare approved!

Some treatment options are more invasive than others, and if necessary, we may recommend surgery. But you deserve the least invasive procedure with the biggest improvement in your quality of life!

This is my first visit it went pretty good I felt relaxed with them and it seemed like he truly really wanted to help me to get my pain in order and I'm looking forward to my next visit till I see I can see where we go next on handling my pain shook my hand very polite very good doctor

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The staff are very accommodating to your needs. The doctor listens to you throughout the procedure.

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I feel that I received above average care today. Dr T treated me like a real person with respect and empathy

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Dr. Harris is a wonderful doctor with a kind heart and takes his time to listen to his PT's.

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I walked out of the doctors office feeling that I can be helped. It's been over 5 yrs since I've felt hopeful. Dr. Harris informed me of treatments I've never been offered that has help so many others

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Don't let spinal stenosis keep you from living your best life. Contact Pain Zero in Columbus for spinal stenosis back pain treatment to improve your quality of life. Our team offers advanced options in pain treatment and will focus on providing high-quality care. Set up a private consultation with one of our pain management specialists today.

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Is spinal stenosis common in young people?

While spinal stenosis is primarily associated with age-related changes, it's not exclusive to older individuals. Some younger people can develop this condition due to specific circumstances. Genetic predispositions, traumas or injuries to the spine, or congenital spine deformities can be culprits. However, these cases are less frequent.

The majority of patients with spinal stenosis are over the age of 50 and we offer many options to avoid surgery altogether.

Can spinal stenosis be cured?

Spinal stenosis doesn't have a definitive "cure" in the sense of completely reversing the narrowing of the spinal canal as even if we open up the space, it may come back but could take years!

However, there are effective treatments available that can significantly manage and reduce the symptoms, enhancing quality of life. Options range from physical therapy and medications to more advanced interventions. The goal is often to relieve pain, improve mobility, and ensure overall spine health, rather than to "cure" the condition entirely.

If you’ve had spine surgery to treat stenosis but your pain has persisted and reoperation is not an option, we offer advanced therapies through spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, and a pain pump are all viable options.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.