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[MUSIC PLAYING] The bones of the spine are put together in such a way so that there is an opening right down the center which houses the spinal cord. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of that opening which causes pressure on the spinal cord. Spinal stenosis also refers to the narrowing of the openings all along the spine where nerves from the rest of the body connect to the spinal cord. This pressure can produce a variety of symptoms, including pain, numbness, paresthesia, and loss of motor control. Approximately 75% of spinal stenosis cases occur in the lower back, which often affects the sciatic nerves causing a condition commonly known as sciatica. All types are treatable. I call spinal stenosis the silent disease. It essentially has very little symptomatology associated with it. The primary thing that I see with stenosis is that a patient will tell me that they're having difficulty walking. And it's hard for a patient to describe sometime, but as they try to walk, their legs feel heavy, they feel like wood or lead, they don't want to move. They may not necessarily hurt, but they don't seem to want to function properly. And when a patient tells me that then spinal stenosis is certainly one of the first things I'm going to think of. Treatment options for spinal stenosis are typically surgical. When somebody has a degenerative condition that narrows space around the nerves or the spinal cord, enough where it's symptomatic enough to lead the patient to come to see me, then typically we're going to look at a surgical option to treat or open up that spinal stenosis. The most common procedure would be a laminectomy or a laminotomy where bone is removed from around the nerves or around the spinal cord to make room so that there's no more pressure to the nerves or the spinal cord. [MUSIC PLAYING]
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