Spinal Stenosis Topic Guide
Spinal Stenosis: Spinal stenosis, an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal. The most common cause of spinal stenosis is degenerative arthritis. There are types of spinal stenosis that depends on the location along the spine, cervial, thoraci, or lumbar. Symptoms are generally experienced to the areas of the body that is regulated by that portoin of the nerves in the spinal chord. Treatment is generally surgery.
Lumbar Laminectomy A lumbar laminectomy is removal or most of the bony arch of a vertebra. Risks include nerve damage, bleeding, infection, and blood clots.