Spinal stenosis simply refers to the narrowing of the spinal canal (the open space in the spine). This puts pressure on the nerves of the spine, causing numbness, weakness, and pain. Aging is the most common cause of spinal stenosis as the wear and tear on the spinal cord discs causes the canal to narrow. A condition like arthritis can also cause spinal stenosis.
Although it can affect any area in the spine, it most often occurs in the neck (cervical stenosis) and the lower back (lumbar stenosis).
Dr. Bryan leverages his expertise to diagnose the condition and find the most effective treatment solution.