A Look at Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Do you experience weakness or pain in your legs while walking or standing for long periods? If so, then you may be suffering from a condition called spinal stenosis. If you think that you may need to see a back doctor in Miami about your symptoms, then watch this video to learn more about this condition.

Spinal stenosis is the medical term that describes a loss of space within the spinal canal. This condition can occur anywhere in the spine but is most common in the lower back or lumbar region. Wear and tear due to age or deterioration can lead to compressed discs, thickened spinal ligaments, bone spurs, and enlarged joints. Each of these issues can take up space within the spinal canal and put pressure on the spinal nerves. Rest and mild pain medications are often sufficient for treating the symptoms of spinal stenosis.