Are you suffering from low back pain, neck pain or leg pain? There could be various reasons behind any of these issues, and a common one is spinal stenosis. Do not worry, because you can find the much-needed relief at Queens Crossing Neurosurgery, a specialized center where Dr. Harrison Mu and his team of experts are poised to offer the best solution for spinal stenosis.

There are hundreds of people in New York City who complain of neck, leg, and back pain because of spinal stenosis. At Queens Crossing Neurosurgery, Dr. Harrison Mu has a track record of treating this common issue faced by people and providing them with long-lasting relief. You can trust our expertise, experience, and treatment in this regard.

What Causes Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is fundamentally a condition that is caused by the narrowing of the spinal canal, which may be accompanied by a decrease in the size of the bony columns and openings from where nerves branch out from the spine. The condition mostly occurs as a result of wearing down of anatomical structures within the spine, including the intervertebral joints, ligaments, and discs.

Some people face spinal stenosis when they have herniated discs, which can call for immediate qualified help. This condition can also occur with bone spurs (called osteophytes), enlargement of joints, overgrowth of spinal ligaments, calcification of spinal ligaments, and bulging of intervertebral discs. These can cause your spinal canal to become narrow, putting excessive pressure on your spinal cord and nerve roots. In such situations, you need to approach Dr. Harrison Mu at Queens Crossing Neurosurgery to get enduring relief from this issue.

When Should you Call us?

Spinal stenosis can be cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), or lumbar (lower back) and can cause radiculopathy (damage to the nerve roots) and myelopathy (compression of the spinal cord). You should get in touch with us as soon as you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Mild to severe pain in the neck region.
  • Weakness, numbness or pain in the shoulders, arms, or hands.
  • Change in body balance or gait.
  • Impaired motor functions of the hands or legs.
  • Urinary dysfunction (cannot urinate/retention or cannot hold urine/incontinence).
  • Difficulty standing or walking for prolonged periods, often accompanied by numbness or pain.

Further Symptoms that Demand Professional Attention

Lumbar (lower back) stenosis

  • Mild to severe pain in the lower body region.
  • Weakness, numbness or pain in the legs or buttocks.
  • Difficulty standing or walking for prolonged periods, often accompanied by pain.
  • Foot disorders.
  • Neurogenic claudication.

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How we Help

At Queens Crossing Neurosurgery, Dr. Harrison Mu believes in adopting a personalized approach towards diagnosing and treating spinal stenosis. Based on your symptoms, physical examination, and test results, Dr. Harrison Mu and his team formulate an effective treatment for you. Most cases of spinal stenosis we get at our center can be treated without neurological surgery, with non-invasive methods like over-the-counter medications and physical therapies. Our care is, therefore, preferred by hundreds of people who wish to treat spinal stenosis without disrupting their daily life.

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