Spinal stenosis is the abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal. As the spinal canal narrows, there is less room for the spinal cord and nerves causing them to be squeezed and compressed, which leads to pain and potentially weakness. Foraminal stenosis is narrowing of the foramen, which are the small holes where the nerve roots exit the spine. As with most conditions, we begin with conservative treatment, including physical therapy, medication, and rest. Secondary treatment may involve the injection of steroid medication into the affected area. If necessary, surgery will be recommended to relieve the pressure on the affected nerves.