Department of Neurosurgery

HEALTH MATTERS: Many treatment options exist for spinal stenosis

“If you or a loved one has had to endure spinal stenosis, chances are the related pain or weakness was easy to pinpoint, but the cause was far less obvious.

That’s because spinal stenosis can have a broad range of uncomfortable, and sometimes disabling, symptoms. The effects can be felt in your back, neck, arms, or legs – or even an unfortunate combination of all of these…

Spinal stenosis is all too common, particularly among those over 50. We humans are upright animals and, as we age, the pressures on our spine – including the stiff bony vertebrae and the shock-absorbing flexible discs — can lead to degenerative conditions that compress the spinal cord or nerve roots. After a while, the nerves have had enough, and they are going to let you know they are hurting.”

Read the full article to learn medical and surgical options for spinal stenosis Here. 


Maria A. Guglielmo, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Neurosurgery at Kent Hospital
Director, Neurosurgery Pain Program