Growing Pain of Spinal Stenosis

The Growing Pain of Spinal Stenosis. Chart 1: Hospitalizations due to spinal stenosis (Bar graph): 2003 (177,130), 2008 (216,400), 2012 (256,500).Chart 2: 2.2 million lumbar epidural steroid injections are performed each year in the Medicare population.Chart 3: One in four epidural steroid injections performed in the Medicare population is for spinal stenosis.

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Sources: AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data, http://www.ahrq.gov/research/data/hcup/index.html (first chart); Friedly JL, Comstack BA, Turner JA, et al., A Randomized Trial of Epidural Steroid Injections for Spinal Stenosis, New England Journal of Medicine, July 3, 2014 (second and third charts).

Page last reviewed August 2018
Page originally created July 2014
Internet Citation: Growing Pain of Spinal Stenosis. Content last reviewed August 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/data/infographics/spinal-stenosis-pain.html