Overview of Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves, resulting in back and leg pain. The disks between vertebrae break down. Growths called bone spurs may happen on bones and into the spinal canal. All of these conditions tighten the spinal canal, which causes spinal stenosis. Symptoms of spinal stenosis include pain and difficulty walking, as well as numbness, tingling, a sensation of hot or cold, weakness or a heavy, tired feeling in the legs.
The goal of treatment for sciatica is to reduce pain. Your Baylor Scott & White Health team will be available for questions you may have about your condition.
Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of stenosis and personal preferences. Options may include: