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LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS

WHAT IS LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS? The vertebrae are the bones that make up the lumbar spine (low back). The spinal canal runs through the vertebrae and contains the nerves supplying sensation and strength to the legs.

Segmental Instability of

Segmental Instability of the Lumbar Spine ow back pain (LBP) is a pervasive problem in modern societies, but identifying a specific pathoanatomical cause is not possible in a

Lumbar Puncture

www.cpmc.org/learning learning about your health i Beyond Medicine. Lumbar Puncture What is a Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)? A lumbar puncture, also known as a spinal tap, is a diagnostic test performed to collect a sample of the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.

CIGNA MEDICAL COVERAGE POLICY

• intraoperative excessive facet removal, associated radical discectomy, removal of pars interarticularis or pars fracture CIGNA covers lumbar fusion for a single level (e.g., L4-L5) as medically necessary for the treatment of spinal stenosis when there is an associated spondylolisthesis (i.e ...

A Guide to Preoperative and Postoperative Patient Care

4700 W. Lake Avenue Glenview, IL 60025-1485 888/557-2266 International phone 847/375-4733 Fax 847/375-6430 info@aann.org • www.aann.org Lumbar Spine Surgery A Guide to Preoperative and Postoperative Patient Care AANN Reference Series for Clinical Practice This publication was made possible ...

Differential Diagnosis and

Lumbar Spine Mobility Deficits ICD-9-CM code : 724.2 Lumbago (low back pain, low back syndrome, lumbalgia) ICF codes : Activities and Participation Domain code: d4105 Bending (Tilting the back downward or to the side, at the torso, such as in bowling or reaching down for an object) Body ...

CIGNA MEDICAL COVERAGE POLICY

LUMBAR FUSION FOR INSTABILITY: Cigna covers single or multilevel lumbar fusion as medically necessary for ANY of the following indications when there is an associated spinal instability: • acute spinal fracture • neural compression after spinal fracture • epidural compression or vertebral ...

Lumbar Spine Surgery

Top View of Vertebra Figure 1. Laminectomy: Illustration shows the bony area (lamina) of the vertebral arch that is removed. 1 Introduction The goal of surgery is to relieve your symptoms, allowing you to return to normal activities—pain free.

Facet neurotomy and facet medial nerve branch blocks

Medical Treatment Guidelines Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Criteria for cervical or lumbar facet neurotomy Clinical findings Conservative care Subjective/ objective Diagnostic tests Failure of 6 months of non-invasive therapy such as physical therapy, medications, or manual therapy ...

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

The vertebrae are the bones that make up the lumbar spine (low back). The spinal canal runs through the vertebrae and contains the nerves supplying sensation and strength to the legs.