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Spinal Decompression Study at Sports Medicine North Yields Positive Results

Spinal stenosis is a condition causing the spinal column to narrow. This narrowing creates pressure on the spinal cord, often resulting in low back pain accompanied by numbness, weakness, and pain in one or both legs. Spinal stenosis usually occurs as a person ages and may be caused by arthritis of the spine, bone diseases, a growth or defect in the spine, a herniated or slipped disc, or an injury of the spine.

The spine doctors at Sports Medicine North recommend conservative treatment methods first, such as injections, medication, and therapy for patients suffering from spinal stenosis. Spinal decompression, a less invasive option than a traditional laminectomy procedure, can be utilized to reduce a patient’s pain and suffering when conservative methods do not produce expected results.

“The spinal decompression procedure is a great option for patients who need treatment beyond conservative measures but do not need an extensive fusion procedure,” explains Dr. Jeremy M. Shore, spine specialist at Sports Medicine North.

Dr. Shore says the procedure has improved symptoms to varying degrees for all of the patients involved in the investigational study.

If you suffer from pain, burning, or tingling in your legs associated with spinal stenosis, you may be a candidate for our spinal decompression study. If you have questions about spinal decompression or would like to schedule an appointment, contact the spine doctors at Sports Medicine North by calling (978) 309-3066 or click here to request an appointment online.

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