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 Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics

Current as ofMay 23, 2016

Current as of: May 23, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

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