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Published: Jun 8, 2011
Category: Spinal Stenosis
Surgery for Spinal Stenosis
The big question for most people is when do I need a spinal stenosis operation?  Fortunately most people have great results through conservative treatments, but they may take time; usually 6-8 weeks.  The problem is that a small percentage of people who suffer from spinal stenosis will not see improvement with treatments and may require surgery for spinal stenosis.

It is important to note as well, when finding treatment for spinal stenosis surgery should always be...

Published: Jun 7, 2011
Category: Spinal Stenosis
Physical Therapy for Spinal Stenosis Treatment
Initial treatment usually consists of physical therapy for spinal stenosis; both passive and active.  In the early stages of your treatment you will likely only participate in passive physical therapy.  As your condition begins to show signs of improvement your therapist will start to involve you more in your treatment through active physical therapy for spinal stenosis.  Your therapist will have you perform some exercise and stretches that should help...

Published: Jun 6, 2011
Category: Spinal Stenosis
There are two different classifications of spinal stenosis; primary spinal stenosis and acquired spinal stenosis.  If the spinal stenosis was present at birth it is classified as primary spinal stenosis and is the most uncommon cause of spinal stenosis.

The following conditions may be the cause of spinal stenosis in you:

Osteoarthritis – Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of the joint that cause inflammation and pain.  Inflammation can lead to compression of the nerves in the surrounding...

Published: Jun 6, 2011
Category: Spinal Stenosis
Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
In most people the degenerative spinal process will be starting to narrow the spinal canal after the age of 50.  Once the spinal nerves start to compress symptoms of cervical stenosis, or lumbar stenosis symptoms will begin to cause havoc with your daily activities.

Not everyone who suffers from this condition will present with symptoms of spinal stenosis.  It is only when the spinal nerve or even the spinal cord itself becomes compressed that symptoms of spinal stenosis...

Published: Jun 6, 2011
Category: Spinal Stenosis
An Overview of Cervical and Lumbar Stenosis
Cervical stenosis and lumbar stenosis refer to spinal stenosis in that particular section of the spine.  To answer the question of what is cervical stenosis, or what is lumbar stenosis, we first need to understand what spinal stenosis is.  Spinal stenosis is the gradual narrowing of the spaces in your spine.

Lumbar Stenosis
When spinal stenosis develops in the lower section of your back (lumbar region) it is referred to as lumbar stenosis.  Stenosis...