A common cause of discomfort, pain and disability in older adults is lower back pain due to narrowing of the spinal canal commonly known as spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is one of the most common causes of low back pain among older adults, but we still do not know which treatments for spinal stenosis are most effective, nor do we know what outcomes are most important to these older adults.
The Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections for Spinal Stenosis (LESS and LESSER) projects seeks to answer a number of questions about spinal stenosis:
Outcomes of Treatment
Tools to Aid Decision-Making
Long-Term Effects of Steroid Injections
Do you have personal experience with back pain, or experience caring for someone with back pain? We need your expertise! Contact us to learn how you can get involved.