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lumbar

of, near, or relating to the part of the body between the lowest ribs and the hipbones
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When looking at two recent landmark prospective randomized controlled trials comparing open laminectomy versus fusion for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis in the setting of stable degenerative spondylolisthesis, open laminectomy was associated with significant morbidity.
Acquired lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a common debilitating condition in older people which typically results from degenerative disease processes, such as bone hypertrophy, osteoarthritis of facet joints, ligamentous hypertrophy, disc protrusion, spondylolisthesis or a combination of any of these elements.
The inclusion criteria were degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis with or without Grade I spondylolisthesis and disc height >1/2 of the height of the average adjacent segments.
We observed that PEN ameliorated the pain associated with lumbar disc herniation and/or lumbar spinal stenosis. VAS scores for leg and back pain, ODI scores, and SF-12 scores exhibited a significant improvement over the entire 12-month follow-up period.
Spivak, "Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis," Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, vol.
Interspinous process decompression (IPD) devices (aka "spacers") were developed to address a distinct therapeutic gap in the continuum of care of lumbar spinal stenosis treatment [3].
Conditions that may be treated with surgery include herniated discs, lumbar spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative disc disease.
Preoperative diagnoses consisted of lumbar spinal stenosis (33 patients [35.1%]), recurrent disk herniation (23 patients [24.5%]), degenerative disk disease (18 patients [19.1%]), spondylolisthesis (16 patients [17.0%]), and scoliosis (4 patients [4.3%]) (Table 2).
Patients who suspect lumbar spinal stenosis should see their doctor to rule out other conditions that have similar symptoms.
Botwin et al23 have performed fluoro-scopically guided caudal epidural injections on 34 patients with bilateral radicular pain from lumbar spinal stenosis and have shown that sixty-five percent of patients at 6 weeks, 62% at 6 months, and 54% at 12 months had a successful outcome.
Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis is a condition in which there is diminished space available for the neural and vascular elements in the lumbar spine secondary to degenerative changes in the spinal canal.
Neurogenic claudication (NC) is the clinical syndrome associated with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).