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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis causes low back and leg pain. Both back and leg pain often worsens with activity, such as walking. Degenerative disc disease and spondylolisthesis are two different spinal disorders that can cause or contribute to spinal stenosis.

Common Terms for Spinal Stenosis

Hear an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Wang, explain several common terms your doctor may use when talking about spinal stenosis. This short video will help you be an informed patient and more fully understand your condition.

Spinal Stenosis Symptoms

The symptoms of spinal stenosis depend on where the spinal cord or nerve pathways are narrowed. Learn about the common symptoms of spinal stenosis.

Spinal Stenosis: Lumbar and Cervical

Spinal stenosis most commonly affects the lumbar and cervical spines. Review your treatment options, including surgery, in this article written by a spine surgeon.

Spinal Stenosis Center

Visit the SpineUniverse Spinal Stenosis Center for doctor-written and reviewed information on lumbar and cervical spinal stenosis.

Surgery for Spinal Stenosis: Video

Watch this video to learn about your surgical options to relieve pain caused by spinal stenosis. Dr. Jeffrey Wang, Chief of the UCLA Spine Service, discusses the various types of surgeries.

Surgery for Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis surgery: Important information about 3 common surgical procedures in this spine surgeon-reviewed article.

Exams and Tests for Spinal Stenosis

Diagnosing spinal stenosis can be difficult because symptoms can mimic those of other conditions. Learn about the various exams and tests used to diagnose spinal stenosis.

Spinal Stenosis: Non-operative Treatment

Few patients require spine surgery to treat the symptoms caused by spinal stenosis. There are several non-surgical treatment options, and you can learn more about them in this article.

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Treated Using Minimally Invasive Microsurgical Techniques

Read this article from spine surgeons on microendoscopic laminectomy, a minimally invasive spine surgery option for spinal stenosis. Should you have it, or open spine surgery?

Exercises for Spinal Stenosis

If you have spinal stenosis, should you exercise? If so, what type of exercise is safe and won't cause you pain? Get all the answers to your spinal stenosis and exercise questions in this article.

Cervical Spinal Stenosis: Patient History and Case

Cervical stenosis means, literally, tightening or narrowing of the canal around the spinal cord. Of the degenerative disorders that can affect the spine, it is potentially the most serious. The authors present a patient case history and treatment of an active female patient in her early 60's who presents with cervical spinal stenosis.

Spinal Stenosis: Neck and Back Nerve Compression

Spinal stenosis usually affects the cervical (neck) or lumbar (low back) spine. Progressive degenerative changes in the spine can sometime cause this disorder to develop.

Decompressive Lumbar Laminectomy

Need surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis? Article explains decompressive lumbar laminectomy, a surgical option for spinal stenosis. Written by a spine surgeon.

McKenzie Method for Spinal Stenosis

A practitioner certified in the McKenzie Method may help relieve your spinal stenosis pain. How does it work? Learn details in this article reviewed by a McKenzie expert.
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Spinal Stenosis Center

Visit the SpineUniverse Spinal Stenosis Center for doctor-written and reviewed information on lumbar and cervical spinal stenosis.
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