When is surgery needed for spinal stenosis?

Answer On One Hand: Surgery for Persistent SymptomsSurgery is considered for a person with spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine that pinches nerves) when symptoms do not go away with other treatments (... Read More »

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What causes spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of at least one area in your spine that places pressure on your nerves and spinal cord. Spinal stenosis can cause pain and/or loss of feeling in your shoulders, arms,... Read More »

What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spine that normally occurs in the cervical and the lumbar spines (upper and lower spines). The narrowing puts pressure on the spinal cord or nerves around the co... Read More »

What drugs can be given for spinal stenosis?

According to the American College of Rheumatology, spinal stenosis "occurs when the small spinal canal that contains the nerve roots and spinal cord becomes restricted," causing pain in the lower b... Read More »

What is spinal canal stenosis?

Spinal canal stenosis is a marked narrowing of the spine. Although any portion of the spine can be afflicted by stenosis, it is most commonly seen in the lumbar (lower) or thoracic (upper) regions ... Read More »