Spinal Stenosis Symptoms and Treatment

Spinal Stenosis is narrowing of the spinal column or the where the spinal nerves lead to the column. More common in older adults due to arthritis, bone disease, herniated discs, injury or tumors.

Symptoms: Shooting pain, numbness, or cramping – often on one side of the body – anywhere from the neck to the thighs or weakness in a part of the leg.

Treatment: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone spinal injections, and physical therapy are all effective. In some cases, surgery may be required.

Hoag Hospital’s treatment options for Spinal Stenosis can be found in our Spine Treatment Options page.