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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Treatment

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a condition where the spaces in the spinal canal of the lower back have become obstructed or narrowed leading to pressure being placed on the spinal nerves and the spinal cord.  Compression of blood vessels, and problems with the intervertebral discs, spinal ligaments, and other important tissues and structures can also be both the cause and effect of spinal stenosis. Continue reading “Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Treatment” »

Back Surgery Scar Tissue

After surgery for spinal stenosis it is common for scar tissue to form and this can cause complications in some cases leading to failed back surgery syndrome.  Failure of back surgery to improve a patient’s condition is, however, not usually due to scar formation with the culprits more likely to involve recurrent disc herniation, permanent nerve damage prior to surgery, or a misdiagnosis.  Continue reading “Back Surgery Scar Tissue” »