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USA Spine Care treatment options for spinal stenosis

USA Spine Care offers several minimally invasive treatment options for patients exploring their options for spinal stenosis surgery. Although each of our procedures for spinal stenosis are different, they have the same basic goal: removing excess tissue that is causing narrowing in the spinal column to relieve nerve compression. By doing so, our outpatient procedures can relieve symptoms like localized pain, shooting pain, tingling numbness and muscle weakness.

Below is some basic information about some of the minimally invasive decompression surgeries we perform to treat spinal stenosis.


A laminotomy is a procedure in which a small portion of a vertebra is removed to give the spinal cord more room. The lamina is a thin wall of bone on each of the vertebrae that helps to form the spinal canal. This procedure is an alternative to a surgery called laminectomy that involves removal of an entire lamina.


A foraminotomy is a procedure that involves widening an intervertebral foramen. The foramina are passages in between vertebrae through which nerve roots exit the spinal column to give sensation to the rest of the body. When these spaces are made smaller by herniated discs, bone spur growth or other issues, the nerve roots can be pinched. Our surgeons can address these issues by opening the affected opening and relieving the pressure.


A discectomy involves the partial removal of a spinal disc. This surgery intervenes when disc material has impinged upon surround nerves. In severe cases that require the complete removal of a disc, our surgeons perform minimally invasive spinal fusion procedures to ensure the spinal column is stabilized.

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For more information about our minimally invasive surgeries and how they can potentially relieve the symptoms of spinal stenosis, contact USA Spine Care today. We will be happy to answer your questions and provide a free MRI review* to help you determine if you may be a candidate for our outpatient procedures.

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If you're living with spinal stenosis in the upper spine and searching for relief, reach out to USA Spine Care for help. Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to helping people develop the right care plan to  reach treatment goals and achieve lasting relief.

Contact us today to learn more. Call toll free 1-866-249-1627.

Spinal Stenosis "Quick Answers"

Depending on the region and severity Spinal stenosis feels like tingling, burning and/or weakness in the hands, arms, neck, lower back or legs. It may also feel like a radiating pain or shooting shock-like pain. Read more in the links below: Spinal Stenosis Spinal Stenosis Overview Defining Spinal Stenosis Researching Spinal Stenosis Learning About Back Stenosis Spinal Stenosis Pathophysiology
The types of spinal stenosis are region based and consist of cervical (neck), thoracic (mid back) and lumbar or lower back. In addition, foraminal stenosis is the narrowing of the foramen. Read more in the links below: Spinal Stenosis of the Neck Cervical Stenosis - Basic Facts Neck Stenosis Causes Neck Stenosis Treatment Central Canal Stenosis Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Spinal Stenosis in the Back
Spinal Stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal. This condition, most often located in the Lumbar spine, may be caused by degeneration of the spine, wear and tear, sports injury, & collapsing discs. Read more in the links below. What Causes Spinal Stenosis? Obesity May Lead to a Stenosis Diagnosis Age and its Role in the Development of Spinal Stenosis Spinal Stenosis Causes Identifying Common Causes From Birth Defects to Getting Older Degenerative Conditions Car Accident Injuries
The symptoms of spinal stenosis include tingling or numbness in the extremities, pain and weakness in the neck, back and/or legs. In severe cases bladder, bowel dysfunction/continence. Learn more in the links below: What Are the Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis? Spinal Stenosis Symptoms Spinal Stenosis Diagnosis What Should I Do If I Think I Have Spinal Stenosis? Spinal Stenosis and Hand Pain Recognizing Spinal Stenosis Have You Been Diagnosed? About Your Diagnosis Diagnostic Process Helping Your Physician How a Diagnosis Is Made Arriving at a Diagnosis
Physician specialties that treat spinal stenosis include: Pain management & rehabilitation physicians, spine surgeons, orthopedic specialists & neurosurgeons. Read more about these specialties in the links below: Doctors Who Treat Spinal Stenosis Spinal Decompression Doctors
Patients can expect recovery to last 4-6 weeks in most cases (depending on the complexity of your condition). People who choose minimally invasive spine surgery recover faster and get back to work sooner than those who choose open back surgery. Read more in the links below: Recovery After a Procedure What to Expect Recovery Times

  • Problems from anesthesia.
  • A deep infection in the surgical wound.
  • A skin infection.
  • Blood clots.
  • Nerve injury, including weakness, numbness, or paralysis.
  • Tears in the fibrous tissue that covers the spinal cord and the nerve near the spinal cord. These tears may require more surgery.
  • Trouble passing urine, or loss of bladder or bowel control.
  • Long-term (chronic) pain, which happens after surgery in some cases.
  • The chance that the surgery won't relieve your symptoms. And even if you get better with surgery, there is a chance that you may get new symptoms in the future.
  • Death from problems caused by surgery, but this is rare.

Read more in the links below: Overview of Risk Factors Most Common Risk Factors Obesity & Spinal Stenosis Spinal Stenosis & Arthritis Treating Elderly Patients

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