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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Pain and pressure in your lower back can make every part of life hurt, but INTEGRIS Health pain management and orthopedists are here to help.

Relieving the pressure, managing the pain.

Painful Pressure

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs through a tunnel formed by your vertebrae called the spinal canal. Stenosis, which means narrowing, happens when your vertebrae (the bones of your spine) put pressure on your spinal cord or the nerves that pass out from your spinal cord to your muscles. This usually happens in your lower back – the “lumbar area,” hence the term “lumbar spinal stenosis.” The most common cause is osteoarthritis – the gradual wear and tear that happens to your joints over time, which is why spinal stenosis is especially common in people over 50.

Get Some Relief

If you’re suffering from spinal stenosis, you probably feel a need to lean forward to relieve pressure on your lower back and find walking long distances to be painful. You might also have pain or numbness in your legs. There is no cure for lumbar spinal stenosis, but with the elite team of orthopedists, physicians and pain management specialists available to you at INTEGRIS Health, there are many options to help relieve the pain and get you back to a happy, fulfilling life.

Understanding Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

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