Spinal Stenosis News and Research

RSS
Your spine, or backbone, protects your spinal cord and allows you to stand and bend. Spinal stenosis causes narrowing in your spine. The narrowing can occur at the center of your spine, in the canals branching off your spine and/or between the vertebrae, the bones of the spine. The narrowing puts pressure on your nerves and spinal cord and can cause pain.

Spinal stenosis occurs mostly in people older than 50. Younger people with a spine injury or a narrow spinal canal are also at risk. Diseases such as arthritis and scoliosis can cause spinal stenosis, too. Symptoms might appear gradually or not at all. They include pain in your neck or back, numbness, weakness or pain in your arms or legs, and foot problems. Treatments include medications, physical therapy, braces and surgery.
RTI Surgical enters into definitive agreement to acquire Paradigm Spine

RTI Surgical enters into definitive agreement to acquire Paradigm Spine

Medical marijuana use reduces pain and need for opioid painkillers, finds study

Medical marijuana use reduces pain and need for opioid painkillers, finds study

Study provides insights into potential causes of spinal stenosis

Study provides insights into potential causes of spinal stenosis

Some seniors just want to be left alone, which can lead to problems

Some seniors just want to be left alone, which can lead to problems

Research helps elucidate mechanisms behind low-level laser therapy in treating neuropathic pain

Research helps elucidate mechanisms behind low-level laser therapy in treating neuropathic pain

Study shows how spinal deformity affects success of total hip replacement

Study shows how spinal deformity affects success of total hip replacement

Shared decision making leads to better patient outcomes, higher satisfaction rates

Shared decision making leads to better patient outcomes, higher satisfaction rates

Surgery more effective in reducing sex life-related pain in patients with spinal disorders, study finds

Surgery more effective in reducing sex life-related pain in patients with spinal disorders, study finds

St. Luke’s surgeon first in world to implant Medtronic’s new, MRI-compatible neurostimulator system

St. Luke’s surgeon first in world to implant Medtronic’s new, MRI-compatible neurostimulator system

New, personalized approach to detecting low back pain

New, personalized approach to detecting low back pain

Big data and analytics expected to play major role in Singapore’s healthcare market

Big data and analytics expected to play major role in Singapore’s healthcare market

National study comparing minimally invasive lumbar decompression (mild) with epidural steroid injections (ESIs) reaches full enrollment

National study comparing minimally invasive lumbar decompression (mild) with epidural steroid injections (ESIs) reaches full enrollment

Phone counseling can boost recovery, reduce pain in patients after spinal surgery

Phone counseling can boost recovery, reduce pain in patients after spinal surgery

New research shows spinal surgery improves sexual function, reduces low back pain

New research shows spinal surgery improves sexual function, reduces low back pain

MIS TLIF surgery results in less pain, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery

MIS TLIF surgery results in less pain, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery

Loyola surgeon describes the immense benefits of minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery

Loyola surgeon describes the immense benefits of minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery

St. Mary's wins Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for second consecutive year

St. Mary's wins Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for second consecutive year

St. Mary's Medical Center adds Mazor Renaissance robot-assisted system to Spine Center

St. Mary's Medical Center adds Mazor Renaissance robot-assisted system to Spine Center

Study: Even mild depressive symptoms can weaken outcome of lumbar spinal stenosis surgery

Study: Even mild depressive symptoms can weaken outcome of lumbar spinal stenosis surgery

Doctor offers four important benefits of laser back surgery

Doctor offers four important benefits of laser back surgery