Princeton Pain and Spine Institute
Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist located in Lawrenceville, NJ and Edgewater, NJ
Dr. Dinash Yanamadula and his staff specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of various types of conditions that affect the spine, including herniated discs and spinal stenosis. At Princeton Pain & Spine Institute, the doctor serves the residents of Lawrenceville and Edgewater, New Jersey and other nearby communities.
Spinal Stenosis Q & A
What Is Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the small foramina, or openings, of the vertebrae that make up the spine. The foramina are located in the vertebrae in such a way that the nerves that branch off through the spine can travel through them without being injured. Conditions like degenerative disc disease can have a dramatic effect on the spine in many ways. While the calcium that is leached out of the bone and allowed to travel through the bloodstream, it begins to look for areas in which it can be redeposited. In some cases, it begins to collect within these small foramen, gradually causing them to narrow and put pressure on the nerves that pass through them.
Is Surgery Required to Correct Spinal Stenosis?
Because the foramina are within the bone itself, manual therapies will not help to prevent or eliminate the problems associated with spinal stenosis. Increasing the amount of usable calcium in a person's diet and including foods that promote good bone health are important, but may not be enough to halt the progression of the condition. If a case of spinal stenosis becomes advanced, surgery will be needed to widen the narrowed openings and give the nerves the space they need to move freely. Doctors will often put off this type of surgery until they have exhausted all other forms of treatment.
Do Epidural Steroid Injections Relieve Pain Associated with Spinal Stenosis?
Many patients find relief from spinal stenosis and other conditions caused by nerve compression or damage in the lower spine, such as sciatica. The pain relief tends to be temporary, but can last up to a year, and during that time treatment to address the root cause of the pain can be provided, offering substantial benefits for patients. The relief provided can also improve a patient’s quality of life, including mental health, reducing reliance on painkillers, and delaying or preventing the need for surgical intervention.
Major Insurances Accepted
At Princeton Pain and Spine, we accept most major insurance plans. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
Words from our patients
"Dr. Yanamadula was immediately compassionate and understanding. In only a few visits I was back to feeling BETTER than I was feeling."
"He was clear and considerate in his plan to help my mother. I was impressed and grateful."
"God Bless him. He is a little miracle worker in my opinion after dealing with this for 20 plus years. Thank you so much, Dr. Y, for giving us our life back."
"Dr. Yanamadula is always genuine, understanding no matter how busy. He automatically comes up with a solution to my medical questions and concerns."