Ask Dr. Marks: 01/04

I hear more and more about lumbar stenosis being a common problem with seniors. What exactly is it and what is the suggested therapy or cure if one exists? Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal, which is usually the result of spinal arthritis. The spinal canal contains both the spinal cord and nerve roots, and narrowing of the spinal canal can compress these nerve roots, resulting in pain. With an aging U.S.…
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