If you’ve ever ridden a tandem bicycle, you know it’s trickier than riding a regular bike. You have two sets of arms, two sets of legs and two minds powering and steering the same bike. Riding one bicycle by yourself is easy; add another person, and nothing is straightforward.
A similar thing can happen in your spine when two different places are affected by spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal. This is called tandem spinal stenosis, and much like riding a tandem bike, when there are two areas of stenosis in the spine, nothing is straightforward. Continue Reading →