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Signs You May Have Cervical Stenosis

Learn to Recognize the Signs that You Need Cervical Stenosis Treatment

Are you over age 50? Do you have osteoarthritis? These are two of the many risk factors for developing cervical (neck) stenosis. If you recently had spinal surgery, a herniated disc, or a spinal tumor, you may be at further at risk for developing cervical stenosis.

Cervical stenosis develops when the cervical spine narrows, and with it comes excruciating pain. At Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic, we provide comprehensive surgical and nonsurgical treatment for this condition. Keep reading to learn the main symptoms of cervical stenosis and come in for a consultation if any of them sound all too familiar.

Symptoms of Cervical Stenosis Treatment

Neck pain, numbness, and balance problems are just a few of the symptoms you may experience with cervical stenosis.

Other symptoms of cervical stenosis include:

  • Neck pain: Some clients report neck pain that comes and goes, ranging in severity. If you have trouble moving your neck or constantly have a stiff neck, this may also indicate cervical stenosis.
  • Back pain: Back pain associated with cervical stenosis can come from pain radiating down through the spine or spinal stenosis, which often accompanies cervical stenosis.
  • Numbness, tingling: Because it affects the nerves, this condition can sometimes cause a burning sensation or numbness in your arms, hands, legs, or feet.
  • Weakness: With cervical stenosis you may feel a heavy or weak feeling in your arms and hands. If you have problems buttoning your shirt or tying your shoes, it could signal nerve damage, including cervical stenosis.
  • Loss of balance. If you feel unsteady while walking or changing gait, it could indicate the development of cervical stenosis.

Treatment Options for Cervical Stenosis

Most people begin with trying products available over the counter to control the pain. In some cases, you may need an injection or prescription containing anti-inflammatory medicine or painkillers. Additionally, you may also receive a recommendation to change your diet and increase your exercise regimen.

In some cases, surgery presents the best option for long term recovery. Minimally invasive decompression surgery requires a small incision and a fast recovery time. Typically, patients go home as soon as the anesthesia wears off. At our clinic, we may use sedation or general anesthesia to ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the surgery.

If you have any of the symptoms above, it’s a good idea to schedule a consultation at Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic. The earlier you receive a diagnosis, the sooner you can start treatment and find reiief. As with many other spinal conditions, treatment in the early stages may slow the progression of this debilitating disease.

Do you suspect you have cervical stenosis? Contact us at (601) 366-1011 or to make an appointment online. We’ll find a solution that works for you.