Explore treatments for spinal stenosis at Advanced Pain Medical Group, with 8 locations in the Los Angeles area. Our Southern California pain management specialists can diagnose and create a treatment plan for this spinal narrowing condition, also known as lumbar spinal stenosis.
What Is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
Your spinal column contains open spaces to accommodate your spinal cord and nerves. When something occurs that causes these spaces to narrow, nerves can become compressed. This nerve compression can interfere with your normal nerve function and may result in pain in the spine or elsewhere.
Alleviating Spinal Nerve Compression
The type of treatment your LA pain specialist recommends will depend on whether or not you’re experiencing symptoms, where you’re feeling it, and how intense the pain is. We use a combination of your medical history and precise diagnostic techniques to decide which solutions are a good fit for you.
From conservative therapies to more advanced spinal stenosis treatments, we offer you a wide range of ways to relieve chronic pain. These are just a few of your options:
- Epidural Steroid Injections
- Nerve Blocks
- Vertiflex Superion
Epidural Steroid Injections
We use epidural steroid injections to decrease the painful swelling of pinched and compressed nerves. We use x-ray guidance to insert a needle into the epidural space of your spine. Contrast dye is injected to assure proper needle positioning near your irritated nerves. The steroid is then injected.
The steroid we use is an anti-inflammatory combination made up of anesthetic and cortisone. You may get immediate relief after just one shot, but it’s perfectly normal to need three injections given weeks apart for significant relief.
Blocks For Pinched Nerve Pain
Your nerve block procedure works very similar to an epidural steroid injection. Instead of reducing inflammation, however, these injections target the signals traveling between affected nerves and your brain. We, essentially, block these pain signals to bring you immediate relief.
Vertiflex Superion Spinal Decompression
If more conservative treatments aren’t working, we may recommend the Vertiflex Superion spinal decompression procedure. This minimally invasive procedure increases the space in your spinal column to free your nerves and ease compression with a special H-shaped device.
Get Results – We Treat Spinal Stenosis Pain
Why suffer from chronic pain when spinal stenosis treatments are just a phone call away? Contact us today at Advanced Pain Medical Group for a consultation at one of our 8 Los Angeles area pain management clinic locations.