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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal that often ends up placing pressure on the spinal cord. Spinal stenosis can occur in any part of the spine, but the most commonly affected areas tend to be the lumbar and cervical areas. At NY Spine Medicine we have many procedures to reduce the pain caused by spinal stenosis. 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 spinal stenosis include epidural steroid injection, nerve root block, facet nerve block, or spinal cord stimulation. All of 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.