Foraminal Stenosis (Neural Foraminal Narrowing)
Neural foraminal narrowing, also known as foraminal stenosis, is a condition that results when the spinal nerve roots are compressed. These nerve roots run through small openings at every level of the spinal column, called foramina. When these foramina become narrowed (stenotic) they can compress the nerve roots causing symptoms such as pain, tingling, numbness and or weakness along the areas served by the nerve. Foraminal narrowing usually affects a single nerve root on one side of the body, although some patients may experience bilateral foraminal narrowing (bilateral neural stenosis), caused by nerve compression on both sides of the spine. Foraminal stenosis can be very frustrating due to the pain and discomfort that it may cause when getting into certain positions or engaging in certain activities. That is why we are proud to provide our unique, minimally-invasive foraminal narrowing and foraminal stenosis treatments. Unlike many other back or neck conditions, most conservative treatment options for foraminal stenosis, such as pain medications, are unlikely to be of much benefit. Most often, patients choose either activity modification or spine surgery to relieve pressure in the nerve root from foraminal stenosis.
The Bonati Spine Institute encourages patients with foraminal narrowing to contact us to request a no-obligation MRI review or discuss your conditions with our medical professionals. Find out why The Bonati Spine Procedures are considered to be among the world’s best solutions when it comes to advanced spine surgery. Your pain from foraminal stenosis can become a thing of the past.