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Lumbar spinal stenosis: an update on the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment

Authors: Ai-Min Wu, Fei Zou, Yong Cao, Dong-Dong Xia, Wei He, Bin Zhu, Dong Chen, Wen-Fei Ni, Xiang-Yang Wang, Kenny Kwan

Abstract

Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a common spinal disorder in the older population, and the clinical syndrome consisting of pain in the buttock or lower extremity, with or without low back pain and corresponding imaging findings of narrowing of spaces around neural and vascular elements in the lumbar spine. The diagnosis depends on history, symptoms, physical examination, radiographies. Varieties of non-operative and operative options are available for LSS patients. In this article, an update on the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of LSS was reviewed.

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