All Spinal Stenosis Articles

Physical Therapy for Spinal Stenosis

Treatment for spinal stenosis may include physical therapy to relieve back or neck pain and other spinal stenosis symptoms. Passive and active therapies may be combined.

McKenzie Method for Spinal Stenosis

Treatment of spinal stenosis may include the McKenzie Method. The practitioner teaches you how to walk in a slightly forward flexed position so low back pain doesn't prevent you from walking longer distances; a common problem with spinal stenosis.

Alternative Treatments for Spinal Stenosis

Symptoms of spinal stenosis may be treated using complementary, integrative and alternative therapies, such as acupuncture and massage.

Exams and Tests for Spinal Stenosis: Video

Learn how spinal stenosis is diagnosed. Doctor Jeffrey Wang, an orthopaedic spine surgeon, explains the examination and tests, such as x-rays needed to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of cervical or lumbar spinal stenosis.

Video: Causes of Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is commonly caused by age-related degenerative changes in the spine, such as osteoarthritis. In this video, Dr. Jeffrey Wang illustrates and explains structural spinal changes and development of low back spinal stenosis.

Causes of Spinal Stenosis

There are several causes of spinal stenosis, including aging, osteoarthritis, and a herniated disc. Spine surgeon-reviewed article explaining in clear language what could be causing your back pain or neck pain.

Common Terms for Spinal Stenosis

Jeffrey Wang, MD, explains medical terms about spinal stenosis, a nerve compression disorder that causes back and neck pain. In this video, see anatomical spinal structures and how they relate to spinal stenosis.

Spinal Stenosis Overview

Spinal stenosis video hosted by orthopaedic spine surgeon, Jeffrey Wang, MD, who provides an overview of this disorder that can cause back and neck pain.

Spinal Stenosis: Lumbar and Cervical

Spinal stenosis compresses the spine's nerves and/or spinal cord. Lumbar spinal stenosis affects the low back and cervical spinal stenosis causes symptoms in the neck. Back or neck pain is the foremost symptom.

Spinal Stenosis Animation

Spinal stenosis educational animation explains the symptoms, causes, and treatments for disorders that compress nerves in the spine's back and neck.

Decompressive Lumbar Laminectomy

Low back spinal stenosis may be surgical treated with decompressive lumbar laminectomy. Spine surgery may be recommended if non-surgical treatment is not effective, bowel and/or bladder problems occur, leg weakness worsens, or walking is difficult.

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.

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.

Spinal Stenosis Symptoms

Pain, numbness, and tingling are common spinal stenosis symptoms that can affect the neck and low back and radiate into the arms or legs.

Anatomy of Spinal Stenosis

To get an idea of why spinal stenosis is causing you back pain or neck pain, it helps to understand spinal anatomy. Includes detailed drawings of the spine, vertebrae, and spinal nerves to help you understand how your spine is affected by spinal stenosis.
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