Spinal Stenosis frequently accompanies serious spinal conditions in the lower back. The word “Stenosis” means narrowing. When we refer to a stenosis somewhere in the spine, we are describing a narrowing that usually results in a compression on sensitive nerve fibers. This compression due to spinal stenosis results in a cascade of pain signals along the affected nerve.
In the accompanying diagram we are looking from above down at typical examples of spinal stenosis in the lumbar spine. The diagram demonstrates three different types of spinal stenosis, each of which is quite common.
Let Us Take A Moment To Simplify The Big Words And Explain Each Of Them
There, that wasn’t so hard was it!
Please be sure to ask Dr. Austrager for further explanations if you have additional questions to help you with your understanding of spinal stenosis.
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