Spinal Stenosis: Lumbar

Picture of lumbar spinal stenosis

Picture of a normal spinal canal and a narrowed spinal canal (cross section)

When the spinal canal in the low back becomes narrower (stenosis), the nerve roots get squeezed.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics

Current as ofMay 22, 2015

Current as of: May 22, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics