Spinal Stenosis Blog Posts

Understanding Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda equina syndrome is a condition that affects the nerve roots in your lumbar spine. Find out more about this rare condition that is considered to be a medical emergency.

5 Ways Motion Causes Low Back Pain

Many types of low back pain are rooted in the motion of the spine. Learn why certain types of motion cause pain in the spine to find a solution for your low back woes.

Is My Hand Pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Something Else?

When you have pain and numbness in your hand, there are a few likely causes. Learn what they are, and what symptoms they usually cause.

Tips for Golfing with Spinal Stenosis

With a few modifications and considerations, taking up your golf game after spinal stenosis surgery is possible.

Is My Pain Sciatica or Something Else?

Sciatica Pain
Sciatica is often experienced as a shooting, searing pain that radiates down the leg—but other conditions can also cause these symptoms. Learn what conditions could be masquerading as sciatica pain and how your doctor might make a differential diagnosis.

Could Your Foot Pain Be Caused by a Problem in Your Spine?

The source of your foot pain may not be the foot itself. Learn what spinal conditions may present as leg or foot pain and/or numbness.

The Basics of Back Pain and Spinal Anatomy

For many people, having a clear understanding of the anatomical structures of the spine and how they can cause pain will help you have a better discussion with your doctor.

How a Herniated Disc in Your Upper Back Causes Pain, Numbness, and Weakness

Thoracic herniated discs can cause upper back pain, numbness, and radiating pain.

What Is Your Back Muscle Spasm Telling You?

Muscle spasms in your back may be a sign that your body is trying to tell you something. Learn how to listen to and treat these painful messages from your muscles.

New Features Make the Spine-Health Forums Easier to Use

The Spine-health Forums offer a great way for those with chronic conditions to interact, and now they’re better than ever.