Spinal stenosis occurs when your spine begins to narrow, putting pressure on nerves. It happens most often in the neck or lower back. Fortunately, treatment for neck and back pain can help ease discomfort in many cases. In some instances, treatment targets a common underlying cause known as spinal stenosis. Diagnosing Spinal Stenosis Before your
If you’ve been referred by your primary care physician to see a pain management doctor, you may be wondering what to expect from your first visit. First, you should know what a pain management doctor is. A pain management doctor has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of pain. They may be board-certified in
The spine gives your body structure and provides support to enable you to stand up. Without it, you cannot move freely and bend with flexibility. As we age, the spine’s structure changes, causing a narrowing of the space around the spinal cord. This is called spinal stenosis. Symptoms of spinal stenosis can worsen over time.
Neck pain and back pain tend to develop either slowly, so you hardly realize it, or suddenly from an acute injury that never seems to get better. Either way, you want to find relief from the pain, because it can interfere with your ability to enjoy life or to engage in your favorite and everyday