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Spinal Stenosis

Pain Management & Anesthesiology located in Union, Scotch Plains, Bloomfield, South Bound Brook, New Brunswick, Old Bridge and Woodbridge, NJ

Spinal Stenosis

About Spinal Stenosis

If you need help managing back pain and other spinal stenosis symptoms, find high-quality care at Union Anesthesia Associates. The experienced anesthesiologists offer personalized spinal stenosis treatments at their offices in Union, Scotch Plains, Bloomfield, South Bound Brook, New Brunswick, Old Bridge, and Woodbridge, New Jersey. The team focuses on achieving lasting pain relief with medication and nonsurgical therapies. They also recommend ways to prevent spinal stenosis from getting worse. Call the Union Anesthesia Associates office nearest you today to schedule a spinal stenosis evaluation or book a consultation online.

Spinal Stenosis Q&A

What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal. This canal houses your spinal cord and other nerves. When it narrows, it puts extra pressure on your nerves, triggering persistent pain and other symptoms.

Age-related changes in your spine are a primary cause of spinal stenosis. You can be at increased risk of the condition due to:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Herniated discs
  • Traumatic spine injuries
  • Congenital bone defects
  • Degenerative disc disease

Union Anesthesia Associates provides pain management solutions for spinal stenosis. The board-certified anesthesiologists specialize in several nonsurgical therapies to ease pressure on the spinal nerves that contribute to pain.

They also offer preventive resources to slow the progression of spinal stenosis and its complications.

What are the symptoms of spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis might not cause symptoms in its early stages. As the pressure on your spinal nerves increases, you can experience symptoms that affect your back or neck, including:

  • Pain while walking and standing
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Reduced mobility

These symptoms can radiate into your shoulders, arms, hips, and legs and get worse over time. In the advanced stages of spinal stenosis, you can experience changes in the function of your bladder or bowels.

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Union Anesthesia Associates if you experience symptoms of spinal stenosis. The team offers on-site imaging tests to assess the health of your spine and confirm spinal stenosis. They can also use nerve blocks or other diagnostic injections to identify points of spinal nerve compression.

How is spinal stenosis treated?

Union Anesthesia Associates offers nonsurgical therapies to ease pain and other symptoms of spinal stenosis. Your pain management specialist could initially recommend lifestyle changes and exercises that reduce pressure on your nerves and support your long-term spine health.

You could also be a candidate for spinal stenosis treatments like:

  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Surgery

When nonsurgical treatments aren’t working well, the providers will discuss laser spine surgery. They use minimally invasive techniques to remove bone spurs or herniated discs contributing to spinal stenosis pain.

Call the Union Anesthesia Associates office nearest you today to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for symptoms of spinal stenosis or book an appointment online.