Spinal Stenosis Treatment
Comprehensive Diagnosis & Treatment for Spinal Stenosis
Have you been suffering from lower back pain that makes it difficult to stand up straight? Spinal stenosis may be the culprit. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common condition caused by constriction of the spinal cord or spinal nerves. At Biscup Spine, we have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that can tell us if spinal stenosis is responsible for your back pain. Once Dr. Robert S. Biscup has diagnosed your condition, he can help you explore both non-invasive and surgical treatment options.
Biscup Spine is a concierge practice, meaning our team works for you, not a hospital or healthcare network. We help our patients figure out what can be done about their back pain so that they can choose a treatment plan that caters to their preferences.
What Causes Spinal Stenosis & How Do I Know If I Have It?
Spinal stenosis is characterized by the narrowing of the spinal canal. This narrowing typically results from developing facet arthritis, degenerative disc disease, and related conditions. Although most patients do not have obvious symptoms, individuals often discover they have spinal stenosis when they begin experiencing generalized low back pain and difficulty standing up straight.
You may have developed spinal stenosis if you have a history of the following conditions:
- Facet arthritis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Bone spurs
- Inflamed tissue
- Bulging discs
- Synovial cysts
- Degenerative scoliosis
To treat your case of spinal stenosis, Dr. Robert S. Biscup will create a non-invasive treatment plan. If these treatments are ineffective, or if you are already dealing with a severe case of spinal stenosis, we will help you explore the various surgical treatments available.
There are three approaches to spinal stenosis treatment:
- Non-surgical treatments– In mild cases, non-prescription medicine and an exercise plan is enough to manage spinal stenosis. We may also start you on a physical therapy plan.
- Pain management treatments– Pain management can help you mitigate pain while we work to resolve the stenosis. These treatments range from an epidural injection, a procedure where medicine is placed directly into the spinal canal, to the use of radio waves to destroy painful nerve endings. Other treatments are available depending on the severity of your condition.
- Surgical treatments– Minimally-invasive spinal decompression surgery is one of the most effective treatments for short and long-term spinal stenosis relief. Other operations like spinal fusion therapy may be necessary if there is your spine needs further strengthening.
As your dedicated spinal care team, Dr. Robert S. Biscup and staff will work tirelessly to find the best treatment plan for your condition. Our goal is to ensure you experience the fastest, most effective recovery possible.