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  1. Opiate Pain Relievers for Acute Neck Pain

    Drug details for Narcotic pain relievers for acute neck pain.

  2. Corticosteroids for a Herniated Disc

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for a herniated disc.

  3. Anticonvulsants for Chronic Low Back Pain

    Drug details for Anticonvulsants for chronic low back pain.

  4. Decompressive Laminectomy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

    Decompressive laminectomy is the most common type of surgery done to treat spinal stenosis.

  5. Discectomy or Microdiscectomy for a Lumbar Herniated Disc

    Discectomy (also called open discectomy) is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord.

  6. Lumbar Spinal Fusion (Arthrodesis)

    Spinal fusion (arthrodesis) is a surgical procedure that joins, or fuses, two or more vertebrae. Spinal fusion is major surgery, usually lasting several hours. There are different methods of spinal fusion.

  7. Muscle Relaxants

    Drug details for Muscle relaxants for low back pain.

  8. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - What Happens

    Spinal stenosis usually starts gradually and develops over a long period of time. Narrowing of the spinal canal can squeeze and irritate the nerve roots that branch out from the spinal cord, or it can squeeze and irritate the spinal cord itself.

  9. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Exams and Tests

    Lumbar spinal stenosis can usually be diagnosed based on your history of symptoms, a physical examination, and imaging tests. Imaging tests that may be used to evaluate the condition of the spine include: Computed tomography (CT) scan of the spine, which

  10. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk of having lumbar spinal stenosis increases if you are older than age 50, have a history of spinal injury, or have osteoarthritis (spondylosis) of the spine.

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