Spinal Stenosis Directory
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of spaces in the spine (backbone), which causes pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerves. Among those affected by the condition, about 75% have spinal stenosis of the low back (lumbar spine). In most cases, the narrowing of the spine associated with stenosis compresses the nerve root, which can cause pain along the back of the leg. Many things can cause spinal stenosis, including aging, arthritis, and injury, among others. Treatment may involve rest, medication, or surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage on spinal stenosis, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
What Is Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which your spinal canal narrows. It may cause back pain and other nerve-related problems. With proper exercise and treatment, you can reduce its effects.
Symptoms and Causes of Sciatica
Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms and causes of sciatica, a painful nerve condition.
Low Back Strain
Learn more about low back strain, which is caused by tiny tears in the muscles and ligaments that support the spinal cord.
Spinal Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Arthritis of the Spine)
WebMD looks at spinal osteoarthritis, including the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this painful back and neck condition.