Spinal stenosis

Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 1988 Dec;14(3):613-8.


Degenerative spinal stenosis is the most common type of stenosis encountered, often presenting with neurogenic claudication. History and physical examination indicate its presence and radiologic imaging is used to demonstrate the spatial reduction in the lumbar canals. Nonoperative therapy can be effective while surgical decompression offers the most reliable and definitive therapeutic intervention.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / complications
  • Spinal Stenosis* / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Stenosis* / etiology
  • Spinal Stenosis* / therapy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed