Low Back Pain Is Not an Indication for Stabilisation in Patients Operated for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

  • E. Munting


According to text books and the princeps paper of Verbiest, the typical complaints of patients presenting with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) are neurogenic claudication, radicular pain and neurological impairment like motor deficit or sensory disturbance [1]. In daily clinical practise, it appears that the symptoms associated with LSS range from none to one or several of the following: neurogenic claudication, radicular pain, motor deficit, sensory alterations or deficit and low back pain (LBP). The latter is often the major symptom that leads the patient to seek treatment. LBP is significant in up to 75% of the patients with LSS.


Disc Degeneration Spinous Process Spinal Stenosis Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Radicular Pain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinique Saint PierreOttignies Louvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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