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Laminectomy is done to create a space by removing the lamina, which is the back part of the vertebra that covers the spinal canal. Your doctor will also remove bone spurs or other structures that cause spinal stenosis.

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a type of motorized traction that can relieve your back pain due to spinal stenosis. The therapy aims to stretch the spine gently, thereby changing the force and position of the spine. The purpose of therapy is to relieve pain and promote a healing environment for the spine.

Our joints have a natural shock absorber called cartilage. Cartilage is smooth, elastic, and rubber-like material that provides cushioning effect to the bones at joints. It reduces the friction between two bones, making them work smoothly. As people age, their joints become stiff and the cartilage becomes more susceptible to wear and tear.

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. There are various types of arthritis, osteoarthritis being the most common form. Osteoarthritis (OA or degenerative arthritis) is a skeletal complication caused by cartilage loss in a joint. It can occur anywhere in the body, but the most common sites are hips, knees, elbows, and spine.

Thumb arthritis is a condition when cartilage wears away from the ends of the bones that form the joint at the base of the thumb. As a result, bones rub together, creating friction and harm the joint, causing pain and other symptoms.