Common Terms for Spinal Stenosis

Spine Surgeon Defines Spinal Stenosis Terms

Doctor Jeffrey Wang shows you the structures in the spinal column that may be affected by spinal stenosis that can develop at any level of the spine. However, the low back and neck are most commonly affected by disorders that compress fragile spinal nerves and sometimes the spinal cord.

Dr. Wang is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) at Los Angeles, CA. Furthermore, Dr. Wang is Chief of the Orthopaedic Spine Service at the Keck Medical Center of USC and Co-Director of the USC Spine Center. He treats many people with back and neck pain who are diagnosed with cervical or lumbar spinal stenosis.

In our article, Anatomy of Spinal Stenosis, you can expand your knowledge about the spine's structures involved in disorders that narrow the nerve passageways and spinal canal leading to neural compression.

Updated on: 04/11/18
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