Spinal Stenosis is another contributor to spinal pain. It is caused by one or more posterior disc protrusions that occur anywhere along the spinal column and reduce the amount of space around the spinal cord.  Depending on the location, people may experience neuropathic pain, muscle weakness, and sometimes depending on the severity, a decline in neuromotor function. A treatment plan for spinal stenosis will include an MRI or a CT scan of the affected spine (Cervical, Thoracic, or Lumbar), NSAIDS for inflammation, Gabapentin or Lyrica for nerve pain, physical therapy for muscle strengthening, a referral to a pain management specialist for epidural steroid injections (ESIs), and a possible consult with a neurosurgeon for surgery depending on the seriousness of the pain and scans.

Spinal Stenosis


Mayo Clinic. (2019). Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-stenosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20352961

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Designua. (2019, October 12). Stenosis. [Diagram].

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