Spinal Stenosis in Columbus, Ohio
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About Spinal Stenosis
Spinal 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.
Our team at Pain Zero in Central Ohio specializes in pain management caused by medical conditions or lifestyle factors. Typically, as individuals start to age, we begin to lose bone density and integrity, which is why it’s imperative to see a doctor if you begin to experience mobility issues or back pain. Our excellent physicians provide the high-quality care you deserve to help you reduce painful symptoms caused by spinal stenosis.
Spinal Stenosis Treatment
Causes of spinal stenosis may include the following:
- Bone overgrowth
- Herniated disc
- Thickened ligaments
- Spinal injuries
Common symptoms include neck pain, lower back pain, numbness, or weakness in the arm, hand, leg, or foot. To customize your treatment plan, our 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.
For symptom management, Pain Zero may recommend some noninvasive treatments, such as:
- Pain medications
- Physical therapy
- Injection therapies
- Interventional Procedures to relieve pressure on the nerves such as the mild procedure, interspinous spacers (Vertiflex), and interspinous fixation devices (Zip, MinuteMan)
- Minimally invasive therapies such as endoscopic discectomy and rhizotomy
Some treatment options are more invasive than others, and if necessary, we may recommend surgery.
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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
Dr Harris is a breath of fresh air in every aspect of a doctor patient relationship. He is profoundly attentive to the needs of his patients and has the ability to communicate effectively with them and to put together a plan that will be in their best interest. I can highly recommend him to anyone that is suffering with unbearable pain. He has been a great help to me in treating my unbearable pain.
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He is a really good doctor, he is checking all possible things in my back so he knows how to treat me
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Don't let spinal stenosis keep you from living your best life. Contact Pain Zero in Central Ohio for neck and back pain treatment to improve your quality of life. Our team offers advanced options in pain management 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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Spinal Stenosis FAQs
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.
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. 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.
Is surgery usually needed for spinal stenosis?
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.