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  1. Understanding Back Pain -- the Basics

    Learn more from WebMD about back pain and its causes.

  2. TENS and Electrothermal Therapy for Pain Management

    A look at TENS and electrothermal therapy for pain management.

  3. Pain Management and Spinal Stenosis

    WebMD provides an overview of the causes, symptoms, and treatment of spinal stenosis.

  4. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Symptoms

    Many people older than age 50 have some narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis) but do not experience symptoms.

  5. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Treatment Overview

    Lumbar spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal that usually starts gradually and develops over a long period of time. As the spinal canal narrows, it can squeeze (compress) and irritate the nerve roots that branch out from the spinal cord, or it

  6. Scoliosis - Cause

    In about 80% of cases, the cause of scoliosis is not known. This is called idiopathic scoliosis. It develops mostly in children and teens and appears to be related to several factors, including genetics, as it often runs in families.

  7. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - When To Call a Doctor

    Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if a fall or injury -- even a mild one -- has caused numbness or weakness in one or both arms, or one or both legs, or low back pain is accompanied by an inability to move the legs (paralysis), confusion, o

  8. 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

  9. Decompressive Laminectomy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

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

  10. Muscle Relaxants

    Drug details for Muscle relaxants for low back pain.

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