Foraminal Stenosis

Foraminal Stenosis

Small openings between the vertebrae in the spine are called foramina. These openings are where nerves branch out from the spinal cord and travel to other parts of the body. The condition in which one or more foramina become narrow causing nerves to pinch or sever is called foraminal stenosis. The most common causes are arthritis, bulging discs and congenital deformities. This condition can be seen in any part of the spine but is most common in the lumbar spine region. It is often part of the aging process due to natural bone and cartilage degeneration. Symptoms include numbness, tingling or loss of feeling in the back or legs. Treatment of foraminal stenosis is similar to treatment used in other spinal conditions. Anti-inflammatory medications, and/or pain relievers may be prescribed. Physicians at AOK Spine and Pain will conduct a thorough physical exam and may order x-rays of the spine or other standard diagnostic imaging tests. Our physicians and physical therapists will determine the best treatment plan for your condition to help you regain strength and flexibility

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