Over time the spinal canal, which protects the spinal cord, naturally degenerates and when the narrowing becomes great enough to compress the spinal cord, spinal stenosis occurs.
Symptoms of spinal stenosis may include:
- Shooting pain in the back
- Numbness in the feet
- Loss of sexual ability
Treatment Options for Spinal Stenosis
Physicians at Christian Hospital can treat spinal stenosis with physical therapy, steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medication, rest and weight loss.
If surgery becomes necessary physicians at Christian Hospital can perform anterior or posterior decompression surgery or a spinal fusion.
For information on our orthopedic services and treatment of spinal stenosis, call Christian Hospital at 314.747.9355 or toll-free at 877.747.9355 or email us.