Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of spaces in the spine that results in pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. This narrowing can occur between the vertebrae, in the space in the center of your spine, or where the nerves exit the spinal column.
Spinal stenosis can cause pain, numbness, muscle weakness, and problems with bladder or bowel function. While it is most commonly caused by wear and tear on the spine due to aging, there are other causes to consider such as arthritis, bone disease, a congenital defect, a herniated or slipped disc, an injury or even a tumor.
At the Kaplan Center, our physicians have years of experience successfully treating patients with chronic pain conditions such as spinal stenosis, and we completely reject the notion that “you just have to live with it.”
At your first visit, your Kaplan physician will take the time to explore the onset of your condition, the specific nature of your symptoms and the overall status of your health. You’ll also be asked about the medications and therapies you’ve tried in the past, and what has and hasn’t worked for you. To gather additional information about your condition, specialized diagnostic laboratory testing may be necessary.
After reviewing all of the factors contributing to your condition, your physician will spend time talking with you about your diagnosis and working with you to create a customized and multi-dimensional treatment plan that addresses not only your immediate pain but also any possible underlying or co-existing conditions that may be causing or aggravating your symptoms.
We offer a multitude of effective, non-surgical, treatment options for spinal stenosis, including:
- Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
- Physical Therapy
- Prescription Medications
We are here for you, and we want to help.
Our goal is to return you to optimal health as soon as possible. To schedule an appointment please call: 703-532-4892