Stamford Hospital, the flagship hospital of Stamford Health, and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have entered into a collaborative agreement to create the premier center for specialty orthopedic care in New England.
HSS has been nationally ranked #1 for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for the past eight consecutive years, and is the world's leading academic medical center focused solely on musculoskeletal health.
We offer more knowledge. Over the years, we’ve gained experience in the treatment of a vast array of disorders. This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive, but gives you a good indication of the most common disorders that we care for.
We know more about conditions for patients of advanced age.
Spinal stenosis is a slow process that occurs over many years and is related to arthritis. It is marked by a thickening of the ligaments, the formation of bone spurs, and deterioration of the disc material. As a result, the spinal canal narrows and pinches on nerves. Bone spurs may also press on the spinal cord. In cervical stenosis, the patient may feel neck or arm pain, numbness and weakness in both hands, loss of coordination when walking or during other activities, or muscle spasms in the legs. In the case of lumbar stenosis, the patient often feels lower back pain and leg discomfort.
Have questions? We have more answers to your spinal stenosis questions, even if you're not one of our patients.