New Jersey Surgeon for Spinal Stenosis
When you’re experiencing back lower back pain, along with additional symptoms such as pain in your legs and buttocks, difficulty walking normally or loss of bladder control, you should seek an experienced New Jersey surgeon for spinal stenosis. At Jersey Spine Associates, we offer surgical and treatment plans for lumbar stenosis patients throughout New Jersey. You can request a consultation and treatment at one of our three convenient locations in Northfield, Marlton, and Brick.
Unfortunately, as many of us age, we experience spinal degeneration, and lumbar stenosis is fairly common among older adults. It is caused by the narrowing of the spinal canal along with one or more vertebrae. Nerves from the spinal cord travel through the spinal canal and exit through small openings on the sides of the lumbar vertebrae. These nerves transmit sensation to the brain from lower extremities, and from the brain to lower extremities to facilitate motion.
Lumbar stenosis is generally caused by degenerating discs and degenerative arthritis. It occurs when the spinal canal narrows, and compresses the spinal cord and spinal nerves. The result is chronic lower back pain that can be debilitating, along with pain in the legs, loss of feeling in one or both legs and feet, progressive leg weakness, reduced range of motion, and loss of bladder or bowel control.
If you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms, don’t wait and hope for it to go away. It will very likely grow worse over time. Call Jersey Spine Associates today for a consultation…we will give you a thorough physical exam and go over your medical history. Once we’ve arrived at an accurate diagnosis, Dr. Ravi K. Ponnappan will meet with you to discuss the most appropriate surgical or non-surgical treatments.
It’s time to do something about your pain and call a New Jersey surgeon for spinal stenosis. Reach out to Jersey Spine Associates today. We can help you overcome your pain and enjoy your life again.