What is lumbar spinal stenosis?

Answer Lumbar spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal canal narrows and compresses the nerves that travel from the lower back to the legs. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons states around 40... Read More »

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What are the treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis?

If you're experiencing frequent lower back pain or a loss of sensation, weakness, or numbness in your legs, you may suffer from lumbar spinal stenosis. A degenerative spinal condition, lumbar spina... Read More »

What is the recovery time from lumbar spinal stenosis?

Each year Mayo Clinic specialists evaluate and treat 4,500 to 5,500 people for problems caused by a narrowing of the spinal column. There are surgical and non-surgical options for treatments, and e... Read More »

Would an inversion table(spinal traction for pain relief) be better for lumbar "disc herniation" OR "stenosis"?

I've had one for 3 years and it has not been especially helpful for pain relief (bad disks from L3/4 down) If regular old traction hasn't been helpful the mechanics are very similar, but if you hav... Read More »

What are the causes of lumbar stenosis?

Lumbar spinal stenosis involves a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lumbar (lower part of the back). This can exert pressure on the nerves and lead to pain and other complications. Spinal stenos... Read More »