Spinal Stenosis

Perhaps the most serious of the problems caused by degeneration of the spinal segment in the cervical spine is the condition of spinal stenosis.

In the late stages of spinal degeneration, bone spurs from the degenerative process can cause a condition known as spinal stenosis. As the bone spurs form, the size of the spinal canal becomes smaller. The bone spurs begin to press on the spinal cord or the nerve roots. Pressure on the nerves in the spinal cord can cause numbness, tingling, or pain in the arms, hands, and legs. This condition is sometimes called cervical myelopathy and is different from the simpler problem where only one nerve root is being pinched by a herniated disc or a bone spur.

When there is narrowing of the spinal canal (the bony tube where the spinal cord runs), the whole spinal cord may be affected. This is different than when the bone spurs only narrow one of the foramen (the openings where the nerve roots exit). The symptoms are much different. A pinched nerve from either a herniated disc or a bone spur rarely affects the legs. Cervical myelopathy can affect both the arms and the legs.

Treatments

Conservative Treatments

At the Center for Spine Care, we offer a variety of non-surgical, conservative care approaches to treating back or neck pain. Most of our patients improve with these treatments and never need surgery.

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Foraminotomy

Cervical foraminotomy is an operation to enlarge the space where a spinal nerve root exits the cervical spinal canal to relieve the symptoms of a “pinched nerve.”

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Cervical Disc Replacement

Anterior cervical fusion is an operation performed on the upper spine to relieve pressure on one or more nerve roots, or on the spinal cord. The term is derived from the words anterior (front), cervical (neck), and fusion (joining the vertebrae with a bone graft).

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Cervical Interbody Fusion

CSC offers some of the most innovative and modern approaches to cervical spine fusion.

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Technologies

4Web

CSC is using the modern 4Web implant for Lumbar and Cervical Interbody Fusion surgery. The modern implant has a truss design to help accelerate bone growth.

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CoFlex: Non Fusion technology for stenosis and other back pain conditions

CSC’s John Peloza was the first in the country since FDA approval to use Coflex, the first and only motion-preserving treatment approved for degenerative spinal stenosis

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METRx

A small, tubular device used for minimally-invasive procedures, CSC physicians are pioneers in using the METRx technology.

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nanOss Bioactive 3D

CSC uses advanced biologics for a safe and scientific approach to treating the spine . The nanOss Bioactive 3D is a modern, innovative technology used to stimulate bone growth.

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O-Arm

CSC utilizes the O-Arm Stealth Navigation System in our minimally invasive surgeries to see the 3-D structure of the spine in the operating room on a computer screen with amazing accuracy. This remarkable system is yet another of many methods that CSC uses for our patient’s safety.

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Stealth Station

At CSC, patient safety is always first. We use some of the world’s most innovative technologies in our surgical approaches such as the Stealth Station. The Stealth is an image-guided system with amazing accuracy.

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Atlantis Vision Elite

CSC physicians use the Atlantis Vision Elite system which is an innovative system providing surgeons a better view of the spine.

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Mobi-C

Cervical Disc Replacement technology has evolved quite a bit over the past several years. CSC remains at the forefront of Disc Replacement technology and uses one of the most advanced cervical disc replacements — the Mobi-C.

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Pro Disc-C

The PRODISC-C is another innovative cervical disc replacement technology that CSC uses.

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STALIF-C

CSC uses the innovative STALIF-C for patients with neck pain. The design conforms to the patient’s anatomy, making recovery quicker and easier.

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Stem Cell
Therapy

Center for Spine Care offers stem cell therapy as a conservative treatment to promote natural healing for back or neck pain. Utilizing mesenchymal stem cells, this new method is used to treat patients with neck and back pain caused from degenerative disc disease.