LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS – FROM EPIDEMIOLOGY TO REHABILITATION
Simeon Grazio, Vanja Bašić Kes, Lovorka Grgurević, Boris Božić, Darko Perović, Dijana Zadravec, Frane Grubišić, Dražen Kvesić, Ivan Mikula, Tomislav Nemčić, Igor Borić, Karlo Houra, Matej Mustapić, Tatjana Nikolić, Marijana Lisak, Ivo Dumić-Čule, Rudolf Vukojević, Ivan Koprek, Vedran Brnić, Krešimir Rotim
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is becoming an increasingly prevalent condition due to trends of aging population. That is because, although etiologically heterogenous, it is most often the consequence of degenerative changes of the spine. There is no generally accepted classification of LSS. To make the diagnosis of LSS it is crucial to interrelate history, clinical examination and imaging alongside with neurophysiological findings. The treatment of patients with LSS may be conservative (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) and surgical, and in this respect in the latter minimally invasive techniques are preferred lately. In this paper we comprehensively present a state-of-the-art view on LSS.
Boris Božić, Darko Perović, Dijana Zadravec, Dražen Kvesić, Frane Grubišić, Igor Borić, Ivan Koprek, Ivan Mikula, Ivo Dumić-Čule, Karlo Houra, Krešimir Rotim, Lovorka Grgurević, Marijana Lisak, Matej Mustapić, Rudolf Vukojević, Simeon Grazio, Tatjana Nikolić, Tomislav Nemčić, Vanja Bašić-Kes, Vedran Brnić