Spinal Stenosis Overview

A Spine Surgeon Gives the Basics on Spinal Stenosis

In this video, Dr. Jeffrey Wang, an orthopaedic surgeon and Chief of the UCLA Spine Service, gives a brief overview of spinal stenosis.  In simple, easy-to-understand terms, Dr. Wang will help you understand why some of us develop spinal stenosis.

Spinal stenosis is when the areas around your spinal cord or spinal nerves narrow.  With less room to travel through, the spinal cord or nerves can then get pinched (or compressed, in the more technical term).  You’ll have pain if that happens.

Spinal stenosis affects many people because it’s a natural part of aging.  However, having spinal stenosis doesn’t guarantee that you’ll have pain.

To learn more, you can read this informative summary article on spinal stenosis.

Updated on: 08/11/14
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