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3 Major Signs of Spinal Stenosis

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Do you have pain in your back, arms or legs that seems to come and go? You may have spinal stenosis. The pain from this condition can be caused by narrow bony openings for your spinal nerves compressing along various points of your spine. This condition is more likely to be experienced by individuals who are 60 years of age or older. If you are experiencing sporadic spinal pain, here are the three major signs of spinal stenosis.

Neurogenic Claudication

Compressed nerves in your lower back from spinal stenosis can cause neurogenic claudication in your legs. When you have neurogenic claudication, you may experience constant or increased pain or numbness in your legs while standing, walking or bending. This pain may make it difficult to perform daily activities or exercise. The pain may be relieved by leaning forward or resting.

Gait Issues

Spinal stenosis can create various gait issues, depending on where it is located in the spine. When in the lower back, it may create weakness in certain leg and thigh muscles. Spinal stenosis in the neck may make it difficult for you to maintain your balance, especially in the dark. Gait issues can lead to increased falls and injury.

The condition can also cause foot drop. This can create a feeling of weakness when you try to lift your feet or toes upward. Individuals who have foot drop may drag their feet involuntarily or trip when walking.

Radiating Arm Pain

If you have cervical spinal stenosis, you may experience burning or shock-like sensations in your arms, shoulders or neck. You may also feel tingling, numbness or weakness in both hands. If symptoms become severe, it may create issues with grip or being able to write.

Georgia Spinal Stenosis Treatment Solutions

If you think you may have spinal stenosis, you may want to receive an accurate diagnosis by a medical professional. Hanowell Spine Clinic provides innovative treatment solutions for patients in Covington, Georgia. These treatments can include steroid injections or minimally-invasive lumbar decompression to reduce inflammation and pressure on the nerves. Schedule a consultation and exam for spinal stenosis today.

Posted on behalf of Hanowell Spine Clinic, LLC.

4142 Mill St. NE
Covington, GA 30014

Phone: (770) 787- 3550
FAX: (770) 787- 2304
Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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4142 Mill St. NE
Covington, GA 30014

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (770) 787- 3550

Fax: (770) 787- 2304

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