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What is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a condition characterized by the narrowing of the spinal canal, which puts pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. It commonly occurs as a result of degenerative changes in the spine, such as osteoarthritis or the thickening of ligaments. Spinal stenosis can lead to symptoms such as back or neck pain, numbness or tingling in the extremities, muscle weakness, and difficulty with balance or walking. The severity of symptoms can vary, but they typically worsen over time. Prompt diagnosis and effective management are crucial to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.

Why Dr. William Ares?

Dr. William Ares, a highly skilled neurosurgeon based in Chicago, IL, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal stenosis. His expertise and compassionate care make him the ideal choice for patients seeking effective management of this condition.

Accurate Diagnosis: Dr. Ares utilizes advanced diagnostic techniques, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and X-rays, to accurately diagnose spinal stenosis and determine the extent and location of the narrowing. Accurate diagnosis is essential for developing an appropriate treatment plan.

Comprehensive Treatment Options: Dr. Ares offers a comprehensive range of treatment options for spinal stenosis, tailored to each patient's specific needs. Treatment may involve conservative measures, such as physical therapy, pain management techniques, or medication to relieve symptoms and improve function. In cases where conservative measures are ineffective or if there is significant spinal instability or neurological deficits, surgical interventions such as decompression or spinal fusion may be recommended. Dr. Ares carefully evaluates each patient's case to determine the most suitable treatment approach for optimal outcomes.

Advanced Techniques: Dr. Ares is skilled in utilizing advanced surgical techniques for the treatment of spinal stenosis. He combines state-of-the-art neuroimaging, minimally invasive approaches, and precision surgical techniques to address the underlying cause of spinal stenosis with minimal tissue disruption and faster recovery.

Collaborative Approach: Dr. Ares believes in a collaborative approach to patient care. He works closely with a multidisciplinary team of specialists, including physical therapists and pain management experts to ensure comprehensive evaluation and optimal treatment outcomes for patients with spinal stenosis.

Patient-Centered Care: Dr. Ares is dedicated to providing patient-centered care, focusing on each individual's unique needs, concerns, and goals. He takes the time to thoroughly explain the condition, treatment options, and expected outcomes, ensuring that patients and their families are well-informed and actively involved in their healthcare decisions.

If you are experiencing symptoms of spinal stenosis in Chicago, IL, seeking expert care is crucial. Dr. William Ares offers exceptional expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal stenosis, utilizing advanced techniques to improve patients' outcomes and overall well-being.

Spinal Stenosis - Neurosurgeon in Chicago, IL

Spinal Stenosis


Narrowing of the spinal canal, leading to pressure on the spinal cord or nerves and resulting in pain and other symptoms.


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