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  1. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Topic Overview

    Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal that occurs when excessive growth of bone and/or tissue reduces the size of the openings in the spinal bones.

  2. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I have surgery for spinal stenosis?

  3. 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

  4. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Home Treatment

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Scoliosis - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional to have your child evaluated for scoliosis if: You observe a curve in your child's spine.You notice that something about your child's posture looks unusual, such as ribs that stick out, one shoulder that is higher than the ot

  8. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Prevention

    Lumbar spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by age - related changes of the spine, which can squeeze the spinal cord or its nerve roots. Some of these changes cannot be prevented; however, you may be able to control the severity of spinal stenosis by m

  9. Pain Management and Sciatica

    Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms and causes of sciatica, a painful nerve condition.

  10. Brace (Orthotic) Treatment for Scoliosis

    Brace (orthotic) treatment for scoliosis is used to prevent spinal curve progression and to maintain the appearance of the back.The goal of brace treatment is to prevent the curve from getting worse. Bracing does not correct a curve. There may be some initial straightening of the spine and the appearance of correction when a brace is applied. However in most cases, once the bracing program has ...

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