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.
Do I Need Surgery for Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal stenosis can cause pain and numbness. Find out when surgery might help you get relief.
Causes of Back Pain
If you’re like lots of us, you either have or have had back pain. What can cause it?
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WebMD's guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of ankylosing spondylitis.