Skip Navigation
Skip Main Content

Treating Chronic Spinal Pain in Atlanta, GA

Spinal Stenosis

The spinal column contains open spaces that create passageways for the spinal cord and the spinal nerves. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of (or an intrusion into) these openings. This can cause a compression of the nerves. Spinal stenosis most commonly affects the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine.

The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists have the knowledge and minimally-invasive techniques to treat spinal stenosis and offer you the relief you deserve. Using the most innovative technology available, our doctors can focus on relieving the pain associated with chronic spinal problems and restoring your quality of life. Our team is dedicated to helping you find the best treatment plan for your specific needs.

Don’t let spinal stenosis slow down your life. Schedule your first appointment with The Physicians and get started on your road to recovery.

Spinal Pain Treatment in Atlanta, GA

Treatment & Diagnosis of Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition that occurs when there is a narrowing of the open spaces within the spine. This narrowing can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, leading to a variety of symptoms. Here are some of the most common symptoms of spinal stenosis:

  • Pain: The most common symptom of spinal stenosis is pain, which can range from mild to severe. The pain may be felt in the neck, back, arms, or legs, depending on where the stenosis is located.
  • Numbness or tingling: Spinal stenosis can cause numbness or a tingling sensation in the affected area. This happens when the spinal nerves are compressed by the stenosis.
  • Weakness: In some cases, spinal stenosis can cause muscle weakness in the arms or legs. This can happen if the spinal nerves that control those muscles are affected by the stenosis.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it's important to see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis. Treatment for spinal stenosis may include:

  • Physical therapy: A physical therapist can teach you exercises that can help stretch and strengthen the affected muscles, as well as improve your balance and coordination.
  • Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medications may be prescribed to help manage pain and reduce inflammation.
  • Injections: Injections of steroids or other medications can be given directly into the area surrounding the spinal nerves to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
  • Surgery: In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to create more space within the spinal canal and relieve pressure on the spinal nerves.

If you think you may have spinal stenosis, it's important to seek medical attention as soon as possible to prevent further damage and ensure proper treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by degenerative changes in the spine, such as arthritis or bone spurs. However, other factors such as herniated discs, tumors, or spinal injuries can also cause spinal stenosis.

How long does it take to recover from spinal stenosis surgery?

Recovery time for spinal stenosis surgery can vary depending on the severity of the condition and the type of surgery performed. Some patients may be able to return to normal activities within a few weeks, while others may need several months to fully recover. Your doctor can give you a better idea of what your recovery time may look like based on your individual situation.

Do you accept insurance for spinal stenosis treatment?

Yes! The Physicians believe that leading-edge care for chronic pain should be accessible to everyone who needs it, and we’re proud to accept insurance from providers across the Atlanta area. Visit our Insurance page to see our list of accepted providers.

How can I get started with the best back pain specialist near me?

If you’re ready to find relief from spinal pain, The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists are here to consult with you, answer your questions, and get you started on the road to relief. Schedule your appointment today using our easy online tool.