Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis

At Tampa Spine Institute, our commitment to our patients is to make sure they’re educated and informed regarding their conditions as well as the treatment choices accessible to help them find relief. when it involves spinal stenosis, it’s vital to know that there are probably several factors which will contribute to spinal stenosis. 
Spinal stenosis, also known as canal stenosis, is the consequence of different conditions contributing to the narrowing of the canals that house the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. The word “stenosis’ itself springs from the Greek word ‘steno” which means ‘narrow”. when considering a diagnosis of spinal stenosis it’s vital to look at what’s inflicting the stenosis. 
Conditions like degenerative disc disease, bone spurs, bulging/herniated discs, and spondylolisthesis will all contribute to the narrowing of the spinal canals.

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Symptoms a patient may experience if they are suffering from spinal stenosis can include:

Pain that is local to the mid back, low back, or neck Radicular symptoms such as pain shooting into the extremities (shoulders, arms, hands, legs, hips, and feet)

Numbness or tingling

Weakness or atrophy in extremities

Procedures:

Minimally invasive procedures that may be considered when suffering from spinal stenosis:

Lumbar / Cervical Laminectomy

A laminectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removal of the lamina. The lamina is part of the vertebra and serves the purpose of shielding the spinal canal. A laminectomy can also be called a “decompression” surgery. In spine surge…

Laminotomy

A laminotomy is a surgical procedure where a small portion of the lamina is removed from the vertebral body so that decompression may be achieved. A laminotomy is typically performed in conjunction with other decompressive procedures such…

Foraminotomy

A minimally invasive foraminotomy is a procedure that is typically done in conjunction with other spinal procedures that can include laminotomy, discectomy, and possibly other decompressive procedures. In understanding spinal anatomy and …

ACDF

Anterior Cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a surgical procedure that involves fixation of cervical vertebral segments to achieve decompression in the cervical spine. Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is a very common procedur…

Percutaneous Discectomy

A percutaneous discectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removal of disc material that may be causing spinal cord or nerve root irritation and inflammation. A discectomy is typically performed on bulging herniated, or protruding di…

Epidural Steroid Injection

Epidural steroid injections (or ESI) are typically performed after non-invasive measures (physical therapy and/or chiropractic) have failed. An ESI procedure involves delivering a steroid medication directly to the site of the inflammation…

Total Disc Replacement

Cervical total disc replacement is a surgical procedure that involves removing a damaged or compromised cervical disc and replacing it with a prosthesis to add support and structure in between the cervical vertebral segments while still m…

Tranforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Trans-foraminal lumber interbody fusion is a surgical procedure that involves placing implants (also know as a cage or space) in between lumbar vertebral segments with bone graft to achieve fusion of the vertebrae. This procedure is often…

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