In this Doctor Advice section, a physician answers patient questions about spinal stenosis, which occurs when the spinal cord or the spinal nerve roots are compressed. Get started below to receive answers to questions about lumbar stenosis in the lower back and cervical spinal stenosis in the neck, and to learn more about the different types of spinal stenosis treatments available to patients, including exercises, epidural injections, activity modification and stenosis surgery.

In Spine-health’s Doctor Advice section, physicians respond to frequently asked questions about back pain issues. These responses represent the opinion of one physician, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the broader medical community. The advice presented has not been peer reviewed by Spine-health’s medical advisory board.