Spinal Stenosis Treatment in Dallas, TX
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal passages. It is a condition that becomes more common as we age and typically presents as localized spine pain along with pain in one or both extremities. Spinal stenosis is not a condition that develops overnight; it is almost always preceded by more common conditions such as spinal bone spurs, a herniated disc, disc bulges, disc tears, or scarring from previous injuries or treatments. Over time, if these other conditions are left untreated and allowed to progress, symptoms of spinal stenosis will begin to be felt. For this reason, it is very important to be pro-active in dealing with your pain before it gets worse. The physicians at Texas Spine Associates have extensive experience in treating spinal stenosis.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of spinal stenosis, don’t wait to see a specialist. For patients in the Dallas area, the team at Texas Spine Associates is here to help. Our spine surgeons are all members of the North American Spine Society and have extensive experience accurately diagnosing and effectively treating spinal stenosis. Contact us today to schedule an appointment in Arlington, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Granbury, Irving, Southlake, or Weatherford.
What Are the Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis?
Cervical Stenosis (Neck)
- Pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, and hands
- Loss of coordination or muscle weakness in the arms and hands
- Problems with balance.
- Tingling or numbness in the shoulder, arms, or hands
Lumbar Stenosis (Back)
- Numbness and tingling or cramping in thighs and legs
- Muscle weakness or loss of motor function in the extremities that may worsen when sitting or bending
- Stiffness in thighs or legs
- Sharp constant pain that may affect standing or walking
- Loss of bladder or bowel control in extreme cases. *Requires immediate medical attention*
How Is Spinal Stenosis Diagnosed?
Spinal stenosis is not a condition that develops overnight. Diagnosis of the condition is based on a thorough history and physical examination in conjunction with imaging that includes X-rays and possibly an MRI. Dr. Neil Shah and Dr. Vishal Patel are highly experienced in diagnosing spinal stenosis and other spinal disorders as well as providing both surgical and non-surgical care.
Spinal Stenosis Treatment
Dr. Shah, Dr. Patel, and Dr. Happ take a conservative approach by recommending non-surgical treatments whenever possible. We recommend surgery as a last resort when symptoms do not improve with conservative measures. Treatment options for spinal stenosis may include one or a combination of the following:
- Modified Physical Activity
- Spinal Injections
- Physical therapy
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Schedule a Spinal Stenosis Consultation
If you’re struggling with spinal stenosis, contact Texas Spine Associates today to schedule a consultation at one of our many spine clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Our board-certified spine specialists provide the highest level of care at our spine clinics in Arlington, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Granbury, Irving, Southlake, and Weatherford. Give us a call at (972) 987-0969 or request an appointment through our secure online form.