By David Mittleman

Spinal Stenosis: A Painful and Life-Altering Condition

I’ve had the good fortune to know Bonnie Merenstein for over 40 years, who was recently featured in a NYT article outlining the lack of effectiveness of a common back and leg pain treatment. That pain derives from what is known as spinal stenosis, or the narrowing of the open spaces in your spine, leading to pain in the spinal cord and nerves. Unfortunately, spinal stenosis is not just associated with pain–it’s also associated with a host of other side effects including numbness, muscle weakness and loss of bladder control. …read more