Spinal Stenosis Action Plan

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows, compressing or “squeezing” the spinal cord and nerves inside. (“Stenosis” means “narrowing” in Greek.) Most commonly, the narrowing occurs in the lower back, which is called “lumbar spinal stenosis.” (When it occurs in the neck, it’s called “cervical spinal stenosis.”) Pain exists, however, only […]

Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is the formal name for a narrowing of the spinal canal. While spinal stenosis can develop in the thoracic, or mid-back, it most commonly occurs in either the lumbar (lower back) or cervical (neck and upper back) regions of the spine.