Spinal Stenosis Treatment in NJ & NY
What is Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal stenosis is a medical condition characterized by the narrowing of the spaces within the spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through it. The condition primarily affects the lower back and neck.
The narrowing can be caused by various factors, including the natural aging process, osteoarthritis, herniated discs, or thickened ligaments. Symptoms of spinal stenosis can include pain, numbness, muscle weakness, and impaired balance, and these symptoms can worsen over time. In severe cases, it can cause significant disability and affect the quality of life.
Spinal Stenosis Affects About 10% of the Population
More Common in Individuals Over 50
Accurate diagnosis is fundamental to effective spinal stenosis treatment. At the Institute of Comprehensive Spine Care, we use state-of-the-art diagnostic services to precisely identify the extent and location of your condition.
How Can We Treat Spinal Stenosis?
Discovering the Possibilities
In certain cases, surgery may be necessary for spinal stenosis treatment. Our experienced team, led by Dr. Bo, is dedicated to helping you explore the possibilities and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.
These Treatmentfocus on conservative and non-invasive approaches to alleviate pain and restore function.
When surgical intervention is necessary, Dr. Bo is a highly skilled and experienced spine surgeon who specializes in a range of surgical procedures.
Recovery from Spinal Stenosis Treatment
Guiding You Towards Improved Health
We utilize a range of pain management techniques and work closely with skilled physical therapists to design a customized rehabilitation plan that supports healing, restores functionality, and minimizes downtime. Rest assured, we will be with you every step of the way, guiding you through your recovery journey to achieve the best possible outcomes.
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The Most Trusted Spine Surgeon in NY & NJ
Dr. Gbolahan Okubadejo, affectionately known as Dr. Bo, is a top-rated spine surgeon based in the NY/NJ metropolitan area. He leads The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care, providing patient-centered care and demonstrating a commitment to excellence. Besides his clinical work, Dr. Bo is a respected researcher, a recipient of prestigious awards, and an advocate for preventive care and minimally invasive procedures. His patient-centered approach extends to educating patients and involving them in their treatment decisions.
Spinal Stenosis FAQs
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Spinal stenosis is often caused by age-related degenerative changes, spinal injuries, or genetic predisposition. It can also be influenced by certain medical conditions or lifestyle factors that affect the spine.
Symptoms of spinal stenosis may include pain or cramping in the legs or arms, numbness or tingling sensations, muscle weakness, and difficulty with walking or maintaining balance. The specific symptoms experienced can vary depending on the severity of the condition.
While it may not be possible to prevent spinal stenosis entirely, certain measures can help reduce the risk or slow down its progression. These may include regular exercise, a balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding activities that put excessive stress on the spine.
Diagnosis of spinal stenosis typically involves a combination of medical history review, physical examination, and imaging tests to measure the narrowing of the spinal canal. These assessments help determine the presence and severity of spinal stenosis, guide treatment decisions, and monitor response to treatment.
Treatment for spinal stenosis aims to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, manage pain, and improve mobility. Non-surgical options include physical therapy, medication, and epidural steroid injections. Surgical options, when necessary, may involve procedures like decompressive laminectomy and spinal fusion to stabilize the spine and alleviate pain.
While spinal stenosis cannot be completely cured, appropriate treatment and lifestyle modifications can help manage symptoms, improve mobility, and enhance quality of life. It is essential to work with your healthcare provider to develop a comprehensive plan that includes proper therapy, medication, andsurgical intervention as necessary.