Spinal Stenosis

Addressing Spinal Stenosis in Northern New Jersey

There are few things more serious than back or neck pain. Because of the nerves in the spine, these aches and pains tend to make patients nervous, which is why it’s important to get an expert opinion on what to do next. At Bergen Pain Management, our team is ready to help answer your questions and guide you through the treatment process for spinal stenosis and other conditions using minimally invasive solutions to soothe your pain. Learn more about this condition and how we can help patients like you in Northern New Jersey.

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Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

Symptoms of cervical stenosis include neck pain, difficulty walking or balancing, and weakness and numbness in the foot, leg, hand, or arm. Similarly, lumbar stenosis may cause weakness and numbness in the foot or leg, back pain, and cramping if one stands or walks for an extended period. However, spinal stenosis is not always accompanied by any of these symptoms and is noticed during an imaging test. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, it’s best to receive medical attention as soon as possible, as symptoms do worsen gradually.


How Is Spinal Stenosis Treated?

Diagnosing spinal stenosis involves a physical examination and tests such as an MRI, X-ray, CT scan, or CT myelogram. The treatment plan will vary widely from individual to individual, depending on the extent and location of their condition, and may include:

  • Heating and icing the area
  • Light exercise
  • The use of an assisted device, such as a cane
  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic treatments
  • Massage therapy
  • And more…

In more serious cases, the injection of a corticosteroid can be performed to reduce inflammation in the area. For severe cases of lumbar stenosis, a procedure called minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD) may be in order, which uses needle-like instruments to help remove thick ligaments.


Get an Expert Opinion at Bergen Pain Management in Northern NJ

Whether you are feeling neck pain, back pain, or just want to get yourself checked, the team at Bergen Pain Management is here to help. From our knowledgeable staff to board-certified physician, Dr. Thomas Ragukonis, we can answer your questions and help create a personalized treatment plan. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at our offices in Paramus, West New York, or Union, NJ.