< Neck & Arm Pain Conditions
Spinal Stenosis (Cervical)

As we age, the passageway that protects the cervical vertebrae of the neck and cervical spinal nerves narrows, due to bone degeneration or a thickening of the soft tissue elements in this spinal canal.

This tightening of the canal, known as cervical spinal stenosis, pay pinch the spinal cord, push cervical discs out of alignment, or cause bone spurs and other painful symptoms, as well as coordination problems in the arms. Compression in the spinal canal can also cause numbness, tingling, or a loss of dexterity. Pain management physicians can help diagnose whether head, neck or arm pain originates in a progressive condition like spinal stenosis or another type of cervical radiculopathy, and develop an appropriate treatment plan to control related pain.