All Spinal Stenosis Articles

Drugs, Medications, and Spinal Injections for Spinal Stenosis

Non-surgical treatment of spinal stenosis may include certain drugs or medications and/or therapeutic spinal injections.

5 Things About Spinal Stenosis You Need to Know

Five important things you need to know about spinal stenosis that can cause neck or low back pain that radiate into your arms or legs.

Video Series: Exercises for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Three easy low back exercises that may help reduce pain related to lumbar spinal stenosis and nerve compression.

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?

Spinal Stenosis Diagnosis: Exams and Tests

After a physical and neurological examination, your doctor may recommend an x-ray, CT scan, MRI or other test to diagnose the cause of cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis symptoms.

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.

Common Spinal Stenosis Questions

Many people aged 50 and older suffer from spinal stenosis. Could you be at risk for developing spinal stenosis? Here, we present the top 5 questions most patients ask about spinal stenosis and the answers.

Cervical Spinal Stenosis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Cervical spinal stenosis is a nerve compression problem in your neck. Compressed, pinched nerves cause inflammation, pain and neurological symptoms like numbness, tingling sensations and weakness.

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 is performed to relieve neck or low back pain by decompressing the nerves and/or spinal cord. Laminectomy, laminotomy, foraminotomy are 3 types of procedures that may include spinal fusion or stabilization.

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?

Cervical Spinal Stenosis: Patient History and Case

Cervical spinal stenosis patient case details an older woman's symptoms, diagnosis and surgical treatment. Includes potential surgical risks, complications, and outcome.

Non-surgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Jeffrey Wang reviews non-surgical treatment options for spinal stenosis pain and symptoms affecting the neck and back.

Spinal Stenosis Prevention

Preventing spinal stenosis includes regular exercise and proper body mechanics. You can't stop age-related risks, but being active may reduce the chance for neck or low back spinal stenosis symptoms to worsen.
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