Back and neck pain is always uncomfortable and inconvenient. However, when chronic pain progresses to spinal stenosis, it can limit your activities, dampen your spirits, and damage your overall quality of life. Our neurosurgeons in Punta Gorda, FL can help you manage your pain and the progression of your spinal stenosis.
Spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal column narrows. This can happen naturally as the body ages or result from a back injury. This narrowing puts pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves. Spinal stenosis may result in:
- pain in the back, legs, neck, shoulders, or arms
- loss of mobility and balance
Because spinal stenosis is a progressive condition, it is vital that you consult with a qualified doctor as soon as you receive a diagnosis or experience symptoms.
At Southwest Florida Neurosurgical & Rehab Associates, we will help you walk without pain. When you come in for an appointment, your physician may administer any of the following tests to determine the severity of your spinal stenosis:
- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- electromyography (EMG)
Our neurosurgeons specialize in treating spinal stenosis. With proper care, many patients are able to remain active and control their pain.
Treatment may include medication, epidural injection, or spinal surgery. Our neurosurgeions outline your options and help you make the decisions that will get you back to your everyday routine.
Don’t let spinal stenosis control your life. Call our Punta Gorda office at 239-772-5577 to set up an appointment and begin your recovery today.