Choosing the Right Spinal Stenosis Treatment for You

Up to 500,000 Americans live with symptomatic spinal stenosis. If you’re one of them, your symptoms can include pain, numbness, muscle weakness, and reduced coordination, which may severely impact your quality of life. Selecting the right spinal stenosis treatment is essential if you want to get back to your regular activities. 

At Spine & Pain Institute of Florida, our pain management specialist, Dr. Navdeep Jassal, has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating spinal stenosis. He shares his knowledge so you can make the best choice to relieve your pain and heal your spine.

Spinal stenosis treatments

We offer numerous treatments for spinal stenosis here at our modern office in Lakeland, Florida.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy includes supervised exercises and stretches as well as at-home practices to improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles and connective tissue that support your spine. Physical therapy not only increases support to your spine but can also correct muscle imbalances and other issues that contribute to your condition.

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure to stop nerve pain. Dr. Jassal uses radiofrequency energy to create a small lesion on a nerve which effectively blocks pain signals from traveling to your brain. 

Epidural steroid injection

Steroid injections introduce a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine directly into your spine. The drugs often provide long-lasting pain relief if your spinal stenosis is caused by swollen tissue in your spinal column. 

Sympathetic nerve block

Sympathetic nerve blocks are another type of spinal injection. These minimally invasive treatments deliver medication, such as steroids and/or local anesthetics, to the sympathetic nerve roots on your spine to block pain signals. 

Superion® interspinous spacer

The Superion interspinous spacer is a small device that Dr. Jassal places in your spine to lift and separate your vertebrae, increasing the space available in your spine.

mild® procedure

The mild procedure is a minimally invasive surgery that removes a small piece of tissue from your spine. The removal creates more space for your spinal column and nerve roots, alleviating your symptoms. 

Spinal cord stimulator 

A spinal cord stimulator is an implantable device that sends a mild electrical current into your spine to disrupt pain signals. Spinal cord stimulators reduce your reliance on medication and can help you avoid more invasive surgical procedures.

Intrathecal pump

An intrathecal pain pump is another implantable device that delivers pain medication directly to your damaged tissues. Intrathecal pain pumps usually reduce the amount of oral medicine you need to manage your symptoms. 

Choosing the right treatment

The first step in finding the best treatment to relieve spinal stenosis symptoms is talking to a spine expert like Dr. Jassal and having an exam and tests to identify the condition causing the narrowing of your spine. After you know the root cause of your condition and the extent of any nerve damage, Dr. Jassal can explain your treatment options, answer your questions, and help you make the best choice to address your needs.

Call our office in Lakeland, Florida, or request an appointment online if you live with painful and disruptive spinal stenosis symptoms. Dr. Jassal and the rest of our team are on hand to ensure you get the treatment you need. 

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