Spinal Stenosis

What is it and how is it treated by the spine specialists at Tailored Medical?


What Is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal Stenosis is a condition in which the spaces in the spinal cord begin to narrow which consequently increases pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves of the spine. Almost all cases occur in the lumbar spine (lower back) but can occur in the cervical spine (neck), but is far less likely. Spinal Stenosis causes the impingement of one or more spinal nerve roots, which is the cause of the pain associated with this condition.


There are many different reasons why Spinal Stenosis may occur but the most common cause is the aging process. As a person ages, the ligaments of the spine may start to thicken and bone spurs (osteophytes) may also start to form around the spinal cord. This, in turn, causes the spaces in the spinal cord to become narrower.

Another common cause is arthritis and many patients who suffer from arthritis also complain of Spinal Stenosis.

In some cases, this condition can be hereditary which often causes the symptoms to present at a much younger age (early 30’s). It can also be caused by tumors in the spinal cord, as well as a Spondylolisthesis or any trauma or injury caused to the spine.



The symptoms of Spinal Stenosis can include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Stiffness
  • Sciatica
  • Numbness or tingling the legs

Personalized Care.

Dr. Senatus & Dr. Karim employ a personalized patient-centered approach that prioritizes optimum functional outcome and well-being. Each consultation begins with a comprehensive evaluation by our team designed to create an individualized evidence based treatment plan which includes the patient, family, and collaborating providers.

Ivy League Trained

Our specialists have trained at the worlds top medical institutions including Harvard, Yale, Columbia University Medical Center, and The Prestigious Cleveland Clinic.

Upper East Side

We are located at 800A 5th Ave, Suite 402, New York, NY 10065 in the Upper East Side section of Manhattan directly across from Central Park.

You will be welcomed into our boutique office where your time is of premium value.  That means little to no waiting and extensive consultation with Dr. Senatus to understand what is causing your pain and what steps can be taken to return you to a functional pain-free lifestyle.

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