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.
WebMD provides an in-depth look at medications available for pain relief.
Tests for Diagnosing Back Pain
WebMD provides a list of tests your doctor may use to diagnose back pain.
Back Pain Diagnosis and Treatment
Find out ways you and your doctor can deal with back pain -- both from injuries and chronic -- so you'll feel better and can get moving again.