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Spinal Stenosis: Foraminal & Central Canal

What is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis is a term used to describe when the spinal canal shrinks in size. The canal can shrink due to several factors. Often the cause of spinal stenosis is disc herniations. When the disc herniates, it occupies space that can interfere with the nerves in the spinal canal.

Another cause of spinal stenosis is when a ligament called the ligamentum flavum thickens and therefore shrinks the spinal canal. Sometimes these two issues can happen simultaneously and cause a severe interference of the nerves. The MRI above is an example of severe stenosis.

Foraminal Stenosis

Foraminal Stenosis

Foraminal stenosis is when the hole where the nerve exits closes or shrinks in size. This shrinkage causes the nerve to become irritated. Pain will usually shoot down your leg or arm depending on which nerve is pinched. Many different factors can influence this foraminal stenosis. Two of the more common factors are a disc herniation and degenerative factors that cause the hole to shrink.


Conventional treatment for spinal stenosis without significant neurological compromise can include medications, physical therapy, and spinal injections. If there is significant neurological compromise, surgical intervention could be the best option. Ultimately each case is unique and some patients are candidates for non-surgical spinal decompression.

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a treatment that allows the disc herniation to shrink and heal. This opens the spinal or foraminal canal and relieves pressure from the irritated nerves. Properly selected patients enjoy an over 90% success rate with non-surgical spinal decompression.

Spinal Stenosis

What's Next?

To learn more about conservative treatment options for spinal stenosis issues, feel free to provide your contact information and we will mail you our “Severe Back, Sciatica, & Disc Pain Guide” and our “Severe Back Pain Exercise Guide” FREE of charge. These guides will further educate you about conservative treatment options related to spinal stenosis and disc problems.

Dr. Barton

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Cathy Smith - New Braunfels, TX

"I read about the Texas Spine Clinic in the San Antonio Express News, stating that the consultation was free with an 86% recovery rate. "Of course" was my response as I had been in pain for over 4 years. Likewise, I had cortisone injections, for pain, 3 different times over a period of 2 years with some relief, but not for long. I disregarded the article and thought it was a hoax. However, for two weeks, every time I read the newspaper the same article kept showing up. Finally I decided to call and make an appointment, after all it was free so what did I have to lose? After meeting Dr. Barton and Dr. Huffman I thought "at least give it a try." The entire staff was so professional. They made me feel like I was the most important person in the clinic. After 4 treatments I felt relief and was ever so surprised! I am now pain free and have my life back. There are no words for me to tell you how very much I thank you. I also want to say that I will miss each one of you. I may just have to stop in every – now- and –them to get and give hugs."

Glen Wilbracht - San Antonio, TX

"I've been affected by severe lower back problems for the last 12 years, and have tried just about everything to alleviate the pain, to include spinal injections. Nothing has helped. About six years ago my doctors were telling me surgery was the only thing that may stop the pain. At that time as now, surgery was not an option; although I could get through my work days, I was not able to do much more. Five weeks ago my father-in-law handed me a brochure from the Texas Spine Clinic on Spinal Decompression. I called the number, came in for a consultation, where Dr. Barton showed me just how weak my legs, ankles and toes were, by conducting some simple tests and felt confident he could help me. After just a few treatments I noticed things like getting out of bed in the mornings was no longer an effort. Getting up from a sitting position was no longer uncomfortable. Now, 20 treatments later, along with some simple back exercises, and today "I have no back pain." My legs, ankles and toes can hold off the strongest pressures, my reflexes have returned to near normal, and I can move around, bend, get up and down, with no discomfort. I cannot begin to explain how this very positive experience has given me a new attitude, and I now look forward to many years of pain free activities. Dr. Barton, I truly thank you and your staff for the help I've been looking for, it has been a godsend for me."

Jean Herwig - Yorktown, TX

"Dear Dr. Barton: It is so wonderful to function day after day after day without back pain – I can't tank you enough. At age 70, I had almost decided that maybe this daily pain was just something I would have to learn to live with, although before this problem, I was very active even with community projects requiring physical work. Now I was looking at continuous pain or surgery, which was not the option I wanted. Then I read about your DRX 9000 treatment, and believed this was the answer for my ruptured disc problem. The result was amazing, as following my second week of treatment, I was free of pain! Thankfully, I have had no pain since, and am returning to my previous active life. I thank God for you, Dr. Barton, and the DRX 900 treatment. I would enthusiastically recommend your clinic to anyone who is suffering a back problem similar to mine."

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