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Foraminal Narrowing

Foraminal narrowing or stenosis may arise without any disc herniation. The majority of symptoms are usually caused by one nerve root on one side.

Typically, the condition is characterized by the following:

  • The pain develops slowly
  • The pain may develop over many years
  • The pain is not continuous
  • The pain is related to an activity or position
At NY Spine Medicine we have many procedures to reduce the pain caused by foraminal narrowing. We stand by our philosophy of trying the least invasive procedures first and always reserve surgery as the last option, only after exhausting all other methods of treatment. We will review all of the options with you and develop a plan of recovery that works within your ideals of treatment.

Common procedures that we use for the treatment of foraminal narrowing include epidural steroid injection or nerve root block. These procedures are minimally invasive and cause little to no discomfort. Delivery of medication is done with a fluoroscopic guidance system that ensures the most accurate delivery of medication directly to the affected area. These procedures may be used in conjunction with other traditional treatments such as physical therapy.

Not only do these procedures alleviate pain, but they also improve or cure the underlying problem. We do not mask pain. We improve the underlying abnormalities.