TREATMENT OF SPINAL DISORDERS: SPINAL STENOSIS
NJ spinal surgeon Robert A. Kayal, MD treats spinal stenosis with minimally invasive techniques to diminish or alleviate pain. Instead of the large back incision traditionally required to treat this spinal disorder, Dr. Kayal uses small incisions that minimize scarring, reduce muscle disturbance and speed rehabilitation.
What is Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal stenosis—often in the neck or lower back—occurs as the spinal canal or space within the vertebrae narrows, squeezing the nerve roots in the spinal cord. The constriction causes disruption of nerve function—resulting in chronic pain, loss of control over bladder or bowel function, loss of feeling in extremities and limb numbness or weakness. The symptoms can worsen after standing or exercising for long periods. This spinal disorder is often age-related, and is more prevalent in people over 50 years of age.
About Spinal Stenosis Treatment
Spinal stenosis symptoms can be managed with physical therapy or anti-inflammatory medication and injection. When the spinal disorder causes patients to lose their ability to walk or function without pain, surgery is required to relieve pressure to the spinal nerve by widening the spinal canal. By employing minimally invasive endoscopic procedures, Dr. Robert A. Kayal and his NJ team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons will create small incisions to trim or remove damaged discs, bones or ligaments, with minimal interference to surrounding soft tissue. This minimally invasive spine surgery expedites recovery and speeds return to activity.
Kayal Orthopaedic Center has offices conveniently located in Ridgewood, NJ and Franklin Lakes, NJ, and our New Jersey spinal surgeons treat spinal stenosis patients from Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, and Passaic County. To find out more about spinal disorders and spinal stenosis, visit our patient information center or contact us to schedule an orthopedic consultation with our NJ orthopedic team.