Lumbar Stenosis

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Stenosis in the spine is a narrowing of the canal that is around the spinal cord and nerve roots in your back. It can happen as part of aging. Sometimes bone and other tissue grow into this canal and press on the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord. This can cause pain, numbness, and weakness. When it happens in the lower part of your back, it is called lumbar spinal stenosis. It can cause problems in the legs, feet, and rear end (buttocks).

You may be able to get relief from the symptoms of spinal stenosis by taking pain medicine. Your doctor may suggest physical therapy and exercises to keep your spine strong and flexible. Some people try steroid shots to reduce swelling. If pain and numbness in your legs are still so bad that you cannot do your normal activities, you may need surgery.

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who diagnose and treat this condition.

Qasim Zaidi, MD

Qasim Zaidi

St. Louis, MO

  • Spine
  • Orthopedics

R. Peter Mirkin, MD

R. Peter Mirkin

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Spine

Christopher W. Palmer, DO

Christopher W. Palmer

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma
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Mid-level Providers

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Locations

Signature Orthopedics - Tesson Ferry Spine

Signature Orthopedics - Tesson Ferry Spine
12122 Tesson Ferry Road
Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63128
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314-849-0808

Signature Orthopedics - South County

Signature Orthopedics - South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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314-849-0311

Formerly Premier Care Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026
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314-849-0311

Signature Orthopedics - St. Peters

Signature Orthopedics - St. Peters
112 Piper Hill Drive
Suite 6
St. Peters, MO 63376
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636-561-5037