Spinal stenosis can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms can be caused by other conditions. Usually, people who develop stenosis have no history of back problems or any recent injury. Often, unusual leg symptoms are a clue to the presence of spinal stenosis.
If simple treatments, such as postural changes or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, do not relieve the problem, Dr Eidelson may recommend special imaging to confirm the extent of the problem. An MRI (magnetic resonance image) or CAT (computed tomography) scan may be requested. We may also order a myelogram (an X-ray taken after a dye is injected into the spine) may be performed. These and other imaging studies can offer details about the bones and tissues and help with diagnosis.
Patients should keep in mind that there are many Pain Management techniques available.
This process of finding the most effective pain management option for each patient can be confusing or frustrating at times While we realize this can be a significant challenge for patients enduring pain, once you find an approach that you are comfortable with your condition should improve. The important point is that we will work with you proactively and not give up.
Many pain management techniques exist, and we will always attempt to resolve your pain issues without surgery. Fewer than 5 % of Dr. Eidelson's patients require surgery.
LastUpdate: 2018-01-22 15:59:36