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.
Back Pain Prevention
WebMD explains how exercise and lifestyle factor may or may not prevent back pain.
What Kind of Back Problem Do You Have?
Learn more from WebMD about diagnosis of a back problem.
Home Relief from Back Pain
WebMD offers tips for relieving your lower back pain.
Back Pain Exams & Tests
Exams and tests to determine what might be causing your lower back pain.