Spinal Stenosis Specialist

Spine & Pain Institute of Florida

Pain Management located in Lakeland, FL

If you’re dealing with musculoskeletal pain in your neck, back, or down your leg, you could be living with spinal stenosis. This narrowing of your spinal column can be debilitating, but Navdeep Jassal, MD, at the Spine & Pain Institute of Florida can help. As an expert in minimally invasive spinal treatments and the latest spinal stenosis procedures, he helps patients get relief from their pain. Call the Lakeland, Florida, office today or book your appointment online.

Spinal Stenosis Q & A

What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a condition characterized by the narrowing of your spine. When the spaces along your spinal column narrow, it puts pressure on the surrounding nerves. Your body registers this pressure as pain. 

Spinal stenosis usually occurs along your neck (cervical stenosis) or your lower back (lumbar stenosis). 

What are the symptoms of spinal stenosis?

In the early phases of stenosis, there are usually very few symptoms. In fact, an MRI or CT scan may show that you have narrowing in your spinal column even when you haven’t experienced any physical changes in your body. 

Over time, however, many people experience symptoms that gradually worsen. The symptoms differ depending on the type of stenosis you have.

Symptoms of cervical stenosis

  • Neck pain
  • Weakness, tingling, or numbness in your arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • Trouble balancing

Severe cervical stenosis can also impact your bowel and bladder functions. 

Symptoms of lumbar stenosis

  • Lower back pain
  • Weakness, tingling, or numbness in your legs or feet
  • Leg pain or cramping, especially after standing for long periods of time

If you notice that sitting or bending forward eases your leg pain, you could be living with lumbar stenosis. 

Can spinal stenosis be treated?

Absolutely. Dr. Jassal offers a range of the latest, most effective, least invasive treatments available today. Some of the ways he can reduce — and even eliminate — your pain from spinal stenosis include:

  • Tailored physical therapy
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Caudal, lumbar, or cervical epidural steroid injections
  • Lumbar sympathetic nerve block
  • Spinal cord stimulator implantation
  • Intrathecal pump implantation

In addition to these pain mitigation treatments, Dr. Jassal offers two groundbreaking treatments designed specifically for spinal stenosis. 

Superion® interspinous spacer

Dr. Jassal places this implant along your spine to lift and separate your vertebrae, relieving your spinal stenosis and the associated pain. 

mild® procedure

During this treatment, Dr. Jassal removes excess tissue and small pieces of bone through a tiny incision in your back. This creates more space in your spine, alleviating pressure and pain. 

After diagnosing your spinal stenosis, Dr. Jassal tailors your treatment program to your unique body. In this way, he relieves your pain while ensuring you’re receiving the most minimally invasive treatments possible.

Get started by calling the Spine & Pain Institute of Florida or scheduling your appointment online today.