Spinal Stenosis Blog Posts

The Basics of Back Pain and Spinal Anatomy

Whether you have pain in the upper, middle, or lower part of your back, knowing the anatomical structures of the spine can help you understand your treatment options.

Could Your Foot Pain Be Caused by a Problem in Your Spine?

The source of your foot pain may not be the foot itself. Learn what spinal conditions may present as leg or foot pain and/or numbness.

What you Need to Know about Spondylosis

Spondylosis is an umbrella term for several conditions. Learn each of them with this walkthrough of our new video.

How Cervical Stenosis with Myelopathy Affects Your Body

Cervical stenosis with myelopathy can have painful, far-reaching effects on your body and health. Learn how cervical stenosis develops and how to spot the symptoms with this video recap.

Leg Pain after a Lumbar Decompression Surgery

Dr. Ullrich describes the reasons why leg pain may persist after spinal surgery.

Tips for Golfing After Spinal Stenosis Surgery

With a few modifications and considerations, taking up your golf game after spinal stenosis surgery is possible.

Who is a Good Candidate for the X-STOP Procedure for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis? One Spine Surgeon's Opinion.

In my practice, I frequently get asked about when the X-STOP procedure for treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis should be considered as a treatment option. Based on the mechanism by which the X-stop device operates, and based on my personal surgical experience, in my opinion the highest predictability for clinical success using the X-stop device exists in patients who fit the following criteria:

Laser Disc Decompression for Spinal Stenosis: Does it Work?

As a practicing spine surgeon, I am often asked by patients if their disc decompression surgery can be done with a laser. There is a perception by the general population that lasers are a modern, almost futuristic, up and coming technology.The reality is that lasers have been around for a long time and are almost completely useless when it comes to spine surgery.