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  1. 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

  2. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Home Treatment

    Learn about home treatments for herniated discs.

  3. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Other Treatment

    Learn about rehabilitation, exercise, and complementary and alternative treatments for a herniated disc.

  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. 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

  8. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Topic Overview

    What is a herniated disc? Learn what it is and what causes it.

  9. Can You Prevent Back Pain?

    The prevention of back pain is, itself, somewhat controversial. It has long been thought that exercise and an all-around healthy lifestyle would prevent back pain, but this is not necessarily true¿

  10. Causes of Lower Back Pain

    Many intra-abdominal disorders¿such as appendicitis, aneurysms, kidney diseases, bladder infections, pelvic infections, and ovarian disorders, among others¿can cause pain referred to the back.

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