Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Pathophysiology andTreatment Principle: A Narrative Review

Byung Ho Lee, Seong Hwan Moon, Kyung Soo Suk, Hak Sun Kim, Jae Ho Yang, Hwan Mo Lee

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Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis may exhibit symptoms such as back pain, radiating pain, and neurogenic claudication. Although long-term outcome of treatments manifests similar results for both nonsurgical and surgical treatments, positive effects such as short-term improvement in symptoms and decreased fall risk may be expected with surgery. Surgical treatment is basically decompression, and a combination of treatments can be added depending on the degree of decompression and the accompanying instability. Recently, minimally invasive surgery has been found to result in excellent outcomes in the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. Therefore, better treatment effects can be anticipated with an approach aimed at understanding the overall pathophysiology and treatment methods of lumbar spinal stenosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-693
Number of pages12
JournalAsian Spine Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct

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Copyright © 2020 by Korean Society of Spine Surgery

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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