Cervical Stenosis

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My Story of Living With Cervical Spinal Stenosis

On this page: What is cervical spinal stenosis? My story of living with cervical spinal stenosis Neck fusion vs. living with cervical spinal stenosis Diagnosing the symptoms of cervical spinal stenosis My tips for living with cervical spinal stenosis I still remember the first day I knew there was something seriously wrong with my neck.…read more

Do I Need Surgery for Cervical Stenosis? Will I Become Paralyzed?

One of the questions that I get asked often is “Do I need surgery for cervical stenosis?”. I often hear from my patients with cervical stenosis that some spine surgeon told them that the risk of becoming paralyzed with a routine fall means they need surgery right now! This is personal for me, as I…read more

Can Your Neck Cause Hip Pain?

On this page: Finding the cause of hip pain How your neck and hip pain are related Cervical stenosis and hip pain “How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?” —Sherlock Holmes You would think it would be quite easy to…read more

What Causes Numbness In Hands While Sleeping?

I have heard patients tell me for more than 25 years that their hands go numb at night when they lie down to go to sleep. The sensation of numbness in your hands and fingers (paresthesia) might be unsettling, but should it be something that worries you?
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