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What is Cervical Foraminal Stenosis?
First, the foraminal canal is the transitional bony canal between the large spinal canal and the free nerve
root passing out to the shoulder, arms and hands or buttock, thighs and legs. Cervical Foraminal stenosis simply put, is when the space in that canal narrows, which puts pressure on the nerves, thus creating pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness.
What is the most common cause?
95% of people over the age of 50 have degenerate changes in the spine, so naturally, age is the most common cause. However, it can be caused by many things, to anyone, of any age or gender.
What some other causes?
Aging, arthritis, trauma, and as a side-effect of spinal fusion are a few other primary causes. Some less common causes are, hereditary (the spinal canal too small at birth), and tumors.
Why Should You Consider Laser Surgery For Cervical Stenosis?
Laser Surgery for cervical foraminal stenosis has fewer risks and side effects. Additionally, patients enjoy a fraction of the recovery times offered by spinal fusions.
What Are Common Treatments?
Treatments would be divided into two categories, surgical and alternative. Surgical options are also divided into two categories, decompressions and fusions.
What Alternative Treatments Are Available?
Chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy are good nonsurgical therapies. Over-the-counter NSAIDS such as ibuprofen and naproxen may also relieve pain. For more alternative treatments, read my Cervical Foraminal Stenosis Guide.