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About Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a medical term derived from the ancient Greek word stenosis, meaning a narrowing of a passage in the body. Spinal Stenosis is a bone disease of the spinal column that often leads to chronic back and neck pain. The spinal column contains components critical to the stable functioning of the back and neck including the spinal cord, nerve roots, and vertebrae. In simplest terms, spinal stenosis refers to the compression of the nerve roots or spinal cord due to the narrowing or impingement of the spinal canal. Pain from spinal stenosis compression often leads to chronic neck and back pain and can have a huge impact on the quality of life for patients who suffer from this condition.

Types of Spinal Stenosis by Region

Patients who contact a medical professional seeking treatment for stenosis of the spine typically suffer from different types of the condition:

Cervical  or neck spinal stenosis occurs in the upper region of the spine, leading to a wide range of painful and dangerous symptoms for those who suffer from this condition. Lumbar spinal stenosis is caused by the compression of nerve roots in the lower back and often manifests as tingling, numbness or pain that radiates from the lower back and down to the buttocks or legs. Thoracic spinal stenosis occurs in the middle portion of the spine caused by a narrowing of the spinal canal in the thoracic region of the back, often limiting a patient’s ability to move laterally or rotate.


Spinal stenosis is one of the most common causes of chronic neck and back pain in adults. Pain from spinal stenosis symptoms can severely restrict mobility and daily activity. The Bonati Spine Institute recommends that all patients suffering from chronic back and neck pain research their treatment options thoroughly. 

The Bonati Spine Institute has been performing groundbreaking minimally invasive endoscopic laser spine surgery to treat spinal stenosis patients for over 30 years. The Bonati procedures are performed using patented instruments in an outpatient setting and have been performed over 45,000 times successful procedures with a patient satisfaction rate of over 94%. If you are considering spine surgery, please review our educational resources for your condition and the surgical procedures we utilize in order to treat spinal stenosis. 

The Bonati Spine Institute advocates spinal stenosis patients to be well informed. We encourage you to contact us to request a no-obligation MRI review or discuss your conditions with our medical professionals. Find out why The Bonati Procedures are considered to be among the world’s best solutions for spine surgery. Pain from spinal stenosis can be a thing of the past.