Dr. Wang explains the causes of spinal stenosis.
The most common cause of spinal stenosis is degenerative arthritis. So it comes along with age. There are other things such as a herniated disc, spinal instability, and certainly spinal tumors can cause spinal stenosis.
About Dr. Wang, M.D.:
Dr. Jeffrey Wang, M.D., is the Chief of Spine Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He specializes in all spine disorders in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar area. His research interests include gene therapy for the treatment of spinal disorders, minimally invasive surgery for spinal disorders, bone growth biological proteins, and biomedical engineering of non-invasive spine surgery using high intensity focused ultrasonic waves.