Your spine, or backbone, protects your spinal cord and allows you to stand and bend. Spinal stenosis causes narrowing in your spine, which puts pressure on your nerves and spinal cord, often causing considerable pain. The condition occurs mostly in people 50 and above but younger people with a spine injury or a narrow spinal canal are also at risk. Certain diseases can cause spinal stenosis. Symptoms might appear gradually or not at all. Symptoms might include pain in your neck or back, numbness, weakness, cramping, or pain in arms or legs, pain going down the leg, or even foot problems.
Dr. Neel Mehta will discuss current treatments and how the condition may be treated in the future. He is board-certified in Anesthesia and in Interventional Pain Medicine and is the Medical Director of Pain Medicine at the Weill Cornell Pain Medicine Center. Dr. Mehta was recently selected by his peers as one of Super Doctors New York's "Rising Stars'--- an honor roll of the top New York doctors fully licensed for ten years or less.
Thursday, March 14 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center, 2nd Floor, Weill Greenberg Center
1305 York Ave., New York NY