Spinal stenosis is a condition where parts of the spine become narrowed and can cause pain. Stenosis can be found in different areas of the body, though it’s more common in the lower part of the spine. Lumbar spinal stenosis and cervical spinal stenosis produce similar symptoms, but will feel different depending on where they occur. If a disc has become herniated, it will usually cause pain around the spine and may be more common in the back than the upper back area.
Spinal stenosis is a condition that does not manifest overnight. Its causes are complex, and include genetic conditions like scoliosis and degeneration of the spine from aging or injury. Other causes of spinal stenosis include arthritis, bulging or herniated discs and other conditions which cause wear-and-tear on the spine, such as spinal tumors.
We understand the significant negative impact back or neck pain could have on quality of life. At NJ Spine and Ortho, our goal is to get our patients back to enjoying life using minimally invasive techniques that involve the use of tiny incisions and muscle sparing methods to treat the spinal problem. There is a big difference between operating through a 1/2 inch incision and operating through a 5 inch incision. The major differences include:
Our experienced and board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic specialists, and physicians work together to treat specific spine and back disorders using minimally invasive techniques. We combine advanced technology with a patient-centered approach to ensure our patients get the best possible outcomes.
NJ Spine and Orthopedics operates in the most efficient way to provide a safe environment and deliver the most effective surgical services to patients in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. When it comes to spine-related issues, NJ Spine & Orthopedics offers the treatment and care you deserve and expect. Regardless of the cause, our experienced team is ready to help.