Dr. Wang explains how spinal stenosis is diagnosed.
Spinal stenosis is a syndrome of different symptoms and radiographic findings. We typically suspect a patient has spinal stenosis based on their symptoms and we confirm that with a neuroimaging study such as an MRI or a CAT scan myelogram.
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.