Lumbar spinal stenosis is a condition where there is inadequate space for the neural and vascular elements in the lumbar spinal canal. The reduced space is often due to to age-related spinal degeneration and typically occurs in one of 3 regions. The Central Canal The Lateral Recess The Lumbar Intervertebral foramen. Symptoms, causative factors, and…

KEY POINTS: Lumbar facet joints can be a cause of pain. Facet pain is difficult to reliably confirm based solely on pain patterns or standard clinical bedside examination procedures. Diagnostic nerve blocks are considered the gold standard for confirmation but they also suffer from limitations. Pain relief from Facet Denervation (Medial Branch Neurotomy), although often…

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