Expert Spinal Stenosis (Neurogenic Claudication) Treatment in Manhattan, Provided by Matthew Spiegel, MD
Spinal stenosis commonly occurs in the cervical and lumbar areas of the spine. It is a narrowing of the spinal canal that strains the spinal cord and the nerve roots below the constriction. This condition is most often acquired due to age-related degeneration of the spine or traumatic injury to the spine. Common symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis include radiating pain from the low back to the buttocks and down the legs, along with weakness and loss of sensation or tingling. The pain is notoriously worst with standing, walking, or bending backwards, and relieved with sitting or leaning forward. Collectively, this constellation of symptoms attributed to spinal stenosis is known as neurogenic claudication.