Foraminal Stenosis

The space between vertebrae that nerves roots travel through is called the foramen. When the foramen narrows the nerves become compressed causing a specific form of spinal stenosis that affects only a few vertebrae.

Causes

  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Age-related disc degeneration
  • Herniated disc
  • Congenital bone defects
  • Bone Spurs

Symptoms

  • Numbness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Pain in the back and legs
  • Weakness in the extremities
  • Difficulty walking
  • Problems with bowel control

Treatment

  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Laser Spine Surgery