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New york’s Top Spinal Stenosis Specialists

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a common condition that causes the narrowing of the spinal canal, which can compress the nerves and cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the back and legs. At New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates, we specialize in diagnosing and treating spinal stenosis to help our patients find relief from their symptoms.

Our team of experienced physicians is led by brothers Drs. Marc and Ira Chernoff, who have over 30 years of experience in treating spinal conditions. At our independent practice, we take an individualized approach to patient care, providing personal attention to each person we see. Drs. Marc and Ira Chernoff are dedicated to spending ample time with each patient to ensure great results and the highest level of care.

If you're experiencing symptoms of spinal stenosis and are looking for experienced and compassionate care from the top back pain doctor New York has to offer, look no further than New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates.


X-ray example of Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar & Cervical Spine Doctor

Spinal Stenosis Treatment & Diagnosis

Spinal stenosis is a common condition that occurs when the space in the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the nerves that run through it. This can lead to a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Pain or numbness in the legs or arms
  • Weakness in the affected area
  • Difficulty walking or standing for extended periods of time
  • Neck pain

Spinal stenosis can be caused by a number of factors, including aging, injury, or degenerative changes in the spine. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments available to help manage spinal stenosis in adults. These may include:

  • Physical therapy: Exercises and stretches can help improve flexibility and strength in the affected area, reducing pain and discomfort.
  • Pain management: Medications or injections may be used to help manage chronic pain associated with spinal stenosis.
  • Surgery: In more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to relieve pressure on the nerves in the spinal canal. One surgical option for adults with spinal stenosis who are experiencing significant lumbar pain is a lumbar laminectomy, which involves removing a portion of the vertebral bone to create more space in the spinal canal.

If you're experiencing any of the symptoms associated with spinal stenosis, it's important to seek medical attention right away. With the right treatment plan, you can effectively manage your condition and enjoy improved quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will spinal stenosis surgery always be necessary?

No! While surgery may be necessary in some cases, other patients may benefit from non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy, medication management, or lifestyle modifications. If you are experiencing symptoms of spinal stenosis, we highly recommend scheduling a consultation to discuss your individual case and determine the best course of treatment for your unique needs.

Can you prescribe spinal stenosis medication?

Yes, we can prescribe medication to patients with spinal stenosis as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. However, the specific type and dosage of medication will depend on each patient's individual symptoms, medical history, and other factors. They may not be appropriate for all patients or may need to be used in conjunction with other treatments, such as physical therapy or surgery.

Do you accept insurance for cervical stenosis treatment?

Yes! New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates proudly accepts insurance from most major providers. However, we always recommend reaching out to your insurance provider and double-checking coverage before scheduling an appointment. We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have about insurance and payment options.

How can I get started with the best spine specialist near me?

At New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates, we make it as simple as possible for patients to get started on their road to recovery from spinal pain. Just request your first appointment online.

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