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FAQ | Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Christopher B. Shields, M.D., with the Norton Neuroscience Institute, answers questions about lumbar spinal stenosis.

What is lumbar spinal stenosis? 

Can we prevent lumbar spinal stenosis? 

What are symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis? 

Can lumbar spinal stenosis be misdiagnosed? 

How common is lumbar spinal stenosis?  

Who should patients see for lumbar spinal stenosis? 

In what age does lumbar spinal stenosis start? 

How is lumbar spinal stenosis treated? 

Who has lumbar spinal stenosis? 

What is the outcome of treating lumbar spinal stenosis? 

Can chiropractors treat lumbar spinal stenosis?  

Are there minimally invasive lumbar surgery options? 


How is lumbar spinal stenosis diagnosed? 

How quickly do patients recover from lumbar surgery? 


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