Foraminal Stenosis

If you have noticed that you are experiencing more back and neck pain that you usually do, sometimes this is just because as we age we tend to feel more discomfort in our bodies than we used to. Although, this is considerably common in men and women that are fifty years of age and older, it can also be symptom of a serious condition that can commonly cause debilitating pain and lack of mobility, such as foraminal stenosis. If this condition is ignored, and left untreated, it can cause additional numbness and tingling within the neck and back areas that can increase your lack of mobility to a point to where you may sometimes find it almost impossible to sit, stand and even move. Dr Tony Mork is the number one spine specialist and back surgeon throughout the entire Long Beach, Ca. region, providing solutions and specific resources to help you enjoy a pain free lifestyle.


Foraminal stenosis is caused by the narrowing of the cervical disc space which is caused by the enlargement of a joint in the spinal canal. This condition is distinguished by the type of pain that it causes. This type of pain is a non continuous kind of pain that is brought on over time by doing the same things over and over and by keeping in the same position for a prolonged amount of time. Any repetitive motion or position can bring about this condition, such as riding a bike or keeping your head and neck in the same position for an extended amount of time. This problem is usually located in the neck and lower back, but has also been known to affect the middle of the back, as well. Dr. Tony Mork can evaluate your symptoms and condition to decide what treatments would be the most beneficial for you.

 Surgical Treatment

There are different types of surgery that can relieve the pain associated with foraminal stenosis, allowing our patients a better quality of life. The first type of surgery is a decompression procedure that involves enlarging the passageway of the vertebrae that the nerves pass through when they leave the spine and toward the rest of the body. By removing overgrown tissue, this relieves pressure on the nerve. There is also a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis that minimizes tissue damage and lowers the risk of and complications compared to open spine surgery.

Contact Us

If you feel that you can longer try to manage your pain on your own, Dr Tony Mork would like to invite you to visit our web site at, to learn about the specialized treatments and solutions that we offer to alleviate your suffering and pain. You can schedule your free consultation directly on our home page for an evaluation and a course of action to tackle your pain that is designed especially for you. You can also simply call us at 949.640.6675 and speak directly with Dr Tony Mork to begin your road to recovery.

Foraminal Stenosis
Dr. Tony Mork, MD
1300 Bristol St N 124, Newport Beach, CA 92660

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