Spinal Stenosis Specialist

Interventional Pain Medicine located in Eugene, OR

Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis describes narrowing of the space around your spinal column, causing pain, stiffness, and limited mobility. At Pain Specialists of Oregon, the team of interventional pain experts can help you manage spinal stenosis pain and restore your quality of life. Request an appointment at the Eugene, Oregon, office by giving the friendly staff a call or booking through the website.

What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a degenerative condition in which the area around your spine narrows, irritating the nerves in the area. Spinal stenosis most often occurs in your lower back but can happen anywhere on your spine.

Spinal stenosis progresses with time and usually causes symptoms in people 50 and older.

What causes spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is often a result of osteoarthritis, a wear-and-tear condition in which the cushiony cartilage that protects your joints wears away, leading to painful compression and irritation.

Other causes of spinal stenosis include: 

  • Herniated discs
  • Tumors
  • Injuries to your spine
  • Tough or thickened ligaments
  • Bone spurs

If you’re suffering pain due to spinal stenosis, the team at Pain Specialists of Oregon can help — regardless of the cause.

What are the symptoms of spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including:

  • Numbness or tingling sensations in your limbs
  • Problems with walking or balance
  • Neck pain
  • Weakness in your arms and legs
  • Aching, dull back pain spreading to your legs
  • Decreased endurance during physical activities
  • Tendency to sit or lean over slightly to relieve pain

If spinal stenosis goes untreated, it can lead to serious complications like bladder or bowel dysfunction.

How is spinal stenosis treated?

The team at Pain Specialists of Oregon customizes your treatment plan depending on where you’re experiencing spinal stenosis.

They offer the FDA-approved Vertiflex® procedure for patients suffering from lumbar (lower back) spinal stenosis. This minimally invasive, outpatient procedure places a small spacer inside your spine to help preserve space and relieve pressure on your nerves. 

The procedure offers long-term relief from leg and back pain associated with lumbar spinal stenosis. The Vertiflex procedure can be reversed, so you can take advantage of other treatments if needed. 

Other treatments for spinal stenosis include pain medications, decompression, physical therapy, and steroid injections. Surgery may be recommended if Vertiflex and other minimally invasive treatments fail to relieve your pain.

If you’re suffering symptoms associated with spinal stenosis, come see the interventional pain team at Pain Specialists of Oregon. Use the online tool to set up an appointment, or call the office today.