Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS)
If you have experienced and suffered from LSS, then let our practice with
board-certified pain physicians be your premier center for lumbar spinal
It starts with making proper diagnosis. Your pain may be from LSS but it
can also be similar to other types of spinal disorders. With accurate
determination of your source of pain, you will be directed to the most
appropriate and successful treatment. You will have a thorough clinical
evaluation by collecting of your medical history and performing physical
examination. Studies may be done such as MRI, CT, flexion/extension x-rays,
EMG, and/or bone density report.
We will then tailor the optimal solution for you ranging from simple blocks
(facet joint blocks, lumbar epidural blocks) to minimally invasive procedures
(MILD, lumbar spacer, SCS). In some cases, you may be consulted with a
spine surgeon if these procedures are not best suited for you. We believe
in a team oriented and collaborative approach by providing you the most
comprehensive solution for your LSS.
- Caused by aging process from wear and tear on the lower spine
- Progressive narrowing of space in the lower back spine from thickening
of ligaments, excess bone formation, or degenerative disc diseases
Symptoms can be:
- Numbness and tingling feeling in your buttock, groin, thigh, calf, or foot
- Pain and/or cramping while walking
- Weakness of legs with possible loss of balance
- Dull ache from lower back traveling to legs
- Relief when sitting or bending forward
Need to use cane, walker, or shopping cart to get around comfortably
- Neurogenic claudication can cause the leg symptoms listed above.
- Evaluation will be made to determine if this is not just radicular pain.
The following are minimally invasive procedures that we provide: