Quite similar to spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis primarily affects one or more areas of your spine. When looking at a normal spine, there is enough room for the nerve roots to slip through the bony canals. However, the spinal canals can become clogged with debris from bone spurs to disc bulges to disc herniations as we age, trapping and compressing nerves causing forminal stenosis. Although not all stenosis cases are critical, if ignored, loss of function may occur if nerves die or become irreversibly damaged.
- Sensations of burning, tingling, and pins and needles in the affected extremity (arms, legs)
Foraminal Stenosis is similar to Spinal Stenosis. However it includes the holes and the nerves along the side of the spine. By entering through a 3 or 7 mm incision, we can quickly treat the blockage and the pain. And because we do not use expandable retractors, like many others who claim to do minimally invasive surgery, we avoid cutting muscle altogether, so you can get back to life as quickly as possible.Why Minimally Invasive?