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SPINAL STENOSIS DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT: SURGICAL VS. NON-SURGICAL OPTIONS

By:Kristen Havens June 14, 2017 back pain, spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck (cervical stenosis) or in the lower back (lumbar stenosis). This condition puts pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves that branch off from it.

 Stenosis can begin without any clear signs, but it usually progresses to include back pain, numbness in the arms and legs, urinary or bowel problems, and other symptoms.

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WHAT IS SPINAL STENOSIS? (SIGNS, SYMPTOMS, AND CAUSES)

By:Kristen Havens June 10, 2017 back pain, spinal stenosis

 

Spinal stenosis is a term used to describe a narrowing of the spinal canal—usually in the lower back or neck. Stenosis is a condition which can have different causes. If you have spinal stenosis, you may notice pain and other symptoms—but it’s possible you won’t have any clear symptoms, at least not at first. Onset can be gradual. A doctor’s visit and X-ray will be required to confirm the...

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