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 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 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 »
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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 »
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What is lumbar spinal stenosis?

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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Is a fractured spine spinal stenosis?

A fractured spine is not spinal stenosis, however it can cause spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and puts pressure on the spinal cord. Sometimes frag... Read More »
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