Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis What is spinal stenosis? Spinal Stenosis is simply any tightening around the spinal cord that leads to nerve compression and either pain, weakness, or numbness. It can also compress the nerve roots, but this is usually termed foraminal stenosis since...

Shingles and Post Herpetic Neuralgia

Shingles and Post Herpetic Neuralgia What is shingles? Shingles is a viral infection of the nerve roots which is caused by the virus varicella zoster; the same virus that causes chicken pox. Typically, a person has chicken pox as a child, the virus becomes dormant or...