Foraminal Stenosis

What is Foraminal Stenosis?

Foraminal Stenosis is a condition characterized by the narrowing of the foramen, the openings between the vertebrae through which nerve roots exit the spine. This narrowing can compress the nerves, leading to pain, numbness, or weakness in the affected areas. It's most commonly caused by aging-related changes in the spine, but can also result from injury, herniated discs, or arthritis.

Symptoms of Foraminal Stenosis

Symptoms of foraminal stenosis can vary based on which nerves are affected but often include radiating pain in the arms or legs, depending on whether the stenosis is in the cervical (neck) or lumbar (lower back) spine. Other symptoms may include tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness along the path of the nerve. Some individuals might experience symptoms that worsen with activities that increase spinal compression, such as bending or lifting.

Treatment for Foraminal Stenosis

The Spine Center provides a comprehensive array of treatment options for foraminal stenosis, starting with non-surgical approaches aimed at relieving symptoms and improving quality of life. These may include medication to reduce inflammation and pain, and advanced interventional procedures like epidural steroid injections to decrease nerve irritation. When conservative treatments do not provide sufficient relief, Dr. Saqib Siddiqui offers surgical options tailored to the individual's condition, such as foraminotomy or spinal fusion, to relieve nerve pressure and restore spine function.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Foraminal stenosis can significantly impact your mobility and comfort, but effective treatments are available. Dr. Saqib Siddiqui specializes in diagnosing and managing spinal conditions with precision and care. To learn more about your treatment options and start on the path to recovery, schedule a consultation at The Spine Center today. Call (210) 265-1116 or book your appointment online, and take the first step towards relieving nerve compression and regaining your active lifestyle.

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