Spinal Stenosis Specialist

Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management

Pain Management Physicians located in Staten Island, NY & Hartsdale, NY

When your spine narrows due to aging, injury, or chronic illness, it puts intense pressure on the nerves in your spinal column. This, in turn, can cause pain, numbness, and other frustrating and serious symptoms of spinal stenosis. The highly skilled pain management specialists at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management, located in Staten Island and Hartsdale, New York, can guide you through spinal stenosis diagnosis and treatment with caring support. Click to book online today, or call the office to schedule an appointment.

Spinal Stenosis Q & A

What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a progressive narrowing of your spinal canal. When your spinal canal narrows, it means there's not sufficient room for your spinal cord and spinal nerves. The result is significant pressure in your spine, and this pressure can cause a variety of symptoms.

Some of the most common symptoms of spinal stenosis are:

  • Back or leg pain
  • Leg numbness
  • Tingling in leg
  • Leg cramps after standing for a long period


Most spinal stenosis sufferers experience these symptoms periodically, but symptom frequency may increase over time.


What causes spinal stenosis?

There are several possible causes of spinal stenosis. They include:

  • Bone spurs from osteoarthritis in the spine
  • Herniated disc
  • Tumors in the spine
  • Spine fracture or other sudden spinal injury
  • Thickening of the ligaments in the spine


Spinal stenosis often develops when the spine starts to naturally deteriorate with age. Most people with spinal stenosis are over 50 years old.


How is spinal stenosis diagnosed?

The experienced and caring physicians at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management use the most advanced diagnostic tools and techniques to identify spinal stenosis and other conditions. Usually, a thorough physical exam and an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan help your doctor confirm spinal stenosis. Once spinal stenosis is diagnosed, treatment can start immediately.


How is spinal stenosis treated?

Your physician at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management customizes your spinal stenosis treatment at, which might include:


Injections such as epidural steroid injection, selective nerve root block, and facet joint block can provide numbing that lasts much longer than oral medication. Injections start working within days and can last for months.

Prescription medication

There are a variety of prescription medications that may yield short-term spinal stenosis relief. Medication options include anti-inflammatory drugs, nerve pain drugs, and pain medications.

Medical marijuana

Medical marijuana may help with the pain of chronic spinal stenosis. For many patients, it’s an excellent alternative to potentially addictive opioid pain medicine or surgery. Your doctor at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management can help you decide if medical marijuana might be right for you.

Your doctor at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management designs a treatment plan that helps you avoid surgery if at all possible. Book your appointment online or by phone today. Medical marijuana services are available at the Hartsdale office location only.