Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis

San Antonio Spinal Stenosis Condition – Tri City Pain Associates

Tri City Pain Associates – Interventional Pain Management has been helping chronic pain patients deal with their condition by resorting to different treatments or surgeries. We have doctors and specialists that focus on different types of pain and treatment including a reliable back pain cure in San Antonio, treatments for failed back surgery and among others.

What is Spinal Stenosis?

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a disorder that causes nerve and spinal cord impingement as a result of narrowing of the spinal canal. Symptoms can include numbness, weakness, cramping, or pain in the legs and thighs. There may be a decreased sensation in the feet, causing difficulty by the place in the feet when walking.

Spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by wear-and-tear changes in the spine related to osteoarthritis. Doctors may recommend surgery to make additional space for the spinal cord or nerves when the condition worsens.

Some people suffering from spinal stenosis don’t show any symptoms. Some feel a tingling sensation, as well as muscle weakness, pain, and numbness.

Types of Spinal Stenosis


  • Cervical stenosis. The narrowing occurs in the part of your neck’s spine.
  • Lumbar stenosis. Occurs in the part of the spine in your lower back. It’s the most common type of spinal stenosis.


Signs and Symptoms


  •  Numbness in the hand, foot, leg or arm (for both cervical and lumbar stenosis)
  • Neck pain (cervical)
  • Leg pain (lumbar)
  • Weakness in a hand, arm, foot or leg (cervical)
  • Weakness in a foot or leg (lumbar)
  • Pain or cramping in one or both legs when you stand for a long time or when you walk, which typically eases when you bend forward or sit (lumbar)
  • Bowel or bladder dysfunction (for severe cases of cervical stenosis)


What Causes this Spinal Condition?

The spine or backbones runs from your neck to your lower back, and the bones of your spine form a spinal canal, which protects your spinal cord or nerves.

Some people are born with a small spinal canal, but most spinal stenosis happens when there’s an open space within the spine. Causes of this medical condition may include:

  • Spinal injuries: Vehicular accidents and other trauma can cause fractures or dislocations of vertebrae. It may damage what’s inside the spinal canal and the swelling of tissue around it can also put pressure on the nerves.
  • Bone overgrowth: The wear and tear on your spinal nones can wreak havoc on your spinal canal, triggering the formation of bone spurs.
  • Tumors. Growths can form inside the membranes that cover the spinal cord or in the space between it.

People at the age of 50 and above are most likely the ones suffering from spinal stenosis. Though degenerative changes can cause spinal stenosis in younger people, there are still other causes that need to be considered. These include trauma,  scoliosis, and a genetic disease affecting bone and muscle development throughout the body.

Get the Help that You Need at Tri City Pain Associates

Our professional pain physicians in San Antonio are specialized in a number of pain treatments from lower back pain to arm pain. With Tri City Pain Associates, you don’t need to spend your whole life in pain anymore. We offer back pain treatment, piriformis injection, discogram and more to help you manage your pain that you’re going through.

Our doctors are dedicated to helping patients suffering from a number of pain conditions such as lower back pain, spinal cord conditions, and among others.

Seek our help now and be free from your chronic pain. Visit our clinics in this locations Stone Oak,San Antonio Medical Center, New Braunfels, Southwest Briggs, Northeast SA, Corpus Christi, Carrollton, Seguin, and Austin

What Our Patients are Saying

  • Julie Bailey

    Had a ruptured disc from a car accident this summer that I have been having issues with pain wise. Dr. Dar’s quick service for cortisone shots to help manage the pain has been a lifesaver! Highly recommend.

  • Cliff Fisher

    I am so appreciative of Dr. Dar and his staff. I can see how busy he is, but even so he still takes his time during my appointment to explain what he can do to help me with my lower back pain. Thank you Dr. Dar!

  • Trish Marcos

    Dr. Dar and his staff were very professional and genuinely cared about my comfort and pain management when I was suffering from awful back pain. I really appreciate what they did for me. I finally have my life back and am able to function because of them. Thank you so much Dr. Dar!

  • Art Cruz

    I was referred by Dr. Homero Rodriguez to come and see Dr. Urfan Dar. I used to be a U.S. paratrooper, and after I hurt myself my lower back pain was so terrible that I couldn’t sleep at night. Dr. Dar is so good that I’ve been coming to him since 2002 . Dr. Dar pays attention to me when I tell him where I am hurting, and then takes care of the pain. He’s the best.

  • Misty Wilson

    I struggled for years to find someone who could help me with my Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome pain. P.A. Watson actually listened to me and has been working diligently to ease my pain ever since. I would highly recommend you go see him!!!

  • Lisa Ortiz

    Dr Bengali is wonderful! I had my first C-sp epidural injection, he said it could take up to five days to feel relief. I was having a pain of 7 walking and after I woke up my pain went dramatically down to a 2. I had instant relief. I couldn’t believe it. I was so happy with his team and the results. Thanks Dr. Bengali!

  • Michael Philby

    I have always had a good experience with the doctors, PA’s, and staff in the office. Their caring attitude towards their patients stands out. Another doctor I go to recommended them to me, and I’m glad she did. I’ve had issues with previous pain management offices: lack of caring, feeling like just another patient, rude behavior, extremely long waiting periods to see the doctor, and issues getting prescriptions. I highly recommend Tri-City pain management for issues you may have with chronic pain.

  • Rudy Moncivaiz

    The whole staff is very nice & very friendly! They treat you really well and with respect, the atmosphere is great. Dr. Dar is great, thank you very much!

  • Jennifer Plotts

    I was initially referred to Dr.Tong and I have to say, I was nervous. Well Dr. Tong surprised me, he is the best! He his honest and caring. The girls in the front are friendly also. I will be telling everyone about him, and thank you for helping me.

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