Spinal stenosis can occur in the spinal cord at the lower back or the neck. When it affects the lower back, it is called lumbar stenosis. When stenosis affects the neck, it is called cervical stenosis. Lumbar stenosis is more common, but cervical stenosis is more dangerous because it can cause compression of the upper spinal cord, potentially leading to serious problems with the nervous system. Spinal stenosis can be diagnosed and treated by a Los Angeles spinal surgeon .
Watch this video to learn more about spinal stenosis. A physical therapist discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for the condition. If you suffer from spinal stenosis symptoms, you should visit a spine center near you for treatment as soon as possible.