Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal starts to narrow, putting pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves that travel through the spine to the arms and legs. It occurs most often in the lower back and the neck. Though there are numerous nonsurgical treatments and exercises available to keep the pain at bay, surgery may be required in the following situations:
Severe pain for a long period of time
Various non-surgical treatments have been tried and failed
Loss of sensation in arms or legs or decreased motor strength in arms or legs
Difficulty in standing or walking
Loss of bowel or bladder control
Radiculopathy (a medical term used to describe pain, numbness, and tingling in the arms or legs)
If you are facing any of the above situations, you need to consult an experienced spine surgeon Florida who can explain the benefits, risks, and recovery time of the operation.