As people age, symptoms such as pain in the lower back and legs become more frequent. One common source of that pain is spinal stenosis. Adults over the age of 60 are especially at risk, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Jacob Smith, DO, fellowship-trained orthopaedic and spine surgeon at UPMC Northwest, talks the basics of spinal stenosis in this Q&A.
Q: What Is Spinal Stenosis?
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Q: What Are the Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis?
Q: Does Spinal Stenosis Have Any Risk Factors?
Q: How Is Spinal Stenosis Diagnosed?
Q: What Are the Treatment Options for Spinal Stenosis?
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith, call Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Associates–UPMC
at 814-437-2191 for the Franklin office, 814-226-1070 for the Clarion office, or 814-827-6367 for the Titusville office.
About UPMC Orthopaedic Care
When you are dealing with bone, muscle, or joint pain, it can affect your daily life. UPMC Orthopaedic Care can help. As a national leader in advanced orthopaedic care, we diagnose and treat a full range of musculoskeletal disorders, from the acute and chronic to the common and complex. We provide access to UPMC’s vast network of support services for both surgical and nonsurgical treatments and a full continuum of care. Our multidisciplinary team of experts will work with you to develop the treatment plan that works best for you. Our care team uses the most innovative tools and techniques to provide better outcomes. We also are leaders in research and clinical trials, striving to find better ways to provide our patients care. With locations throughout our communities, you can find a provider near you.