Anatomy of Lumbar Stenosis

Dr. Georgiy Brusovanik, Spine Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains cervical vertebra (neck area) can have stenosis and its results would be upper extremity symptoms, the thoracic vertebra rarely gets stenosis and when it does, the symptoms are unusual, like trouble going to the bathroom.

He also says the coccygeal vertebra is rarely affected by this condition, but the lumbar vertebra is the most common source of stenosis. He points out as the nerves are compressed, the body will try to not move and when compression becomes really severe, patients will develop back spasms.

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