As you age, your body—the spine included—undergoes physiological changes due to the natural wear and tear of tissues and organs. This leads to various ailments and pains that patients commonly come to treat at our Aventura pain management clinic. One of these is lumbar spinal stenosis.
Lumbar spinal stenosis in a nutshell
The lumbar spine consists of 5 lumbar vertebrae. It is the area in your lower back that curves toward your abdomen, between the ribs and hips. Stenosis is a medical term that refers to any abnormal narrowing of a canal, or passage in the body.
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