The Young Cervical Spine Stenotic

Cervical spine research by Dr. Kingsley R. Chin

Scientific Paper (a comment on)

DePalma MJChin KRSiegelman ESlipman CW.

Interested medical professionals can read the full paper by Myron M. LaBan MD MMSc; Monica L. Green MD, as published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, here.

A Comment on “Young” cervical spinal stenotic: a review of 118 patients younger than 51 years of age.


A 10-yr retrospective review of 460,964 admissions to a 1,000-bed community teaching hospital identified 555 patients with a diagnosis of cervical spinal stenosis. Of this number, 118 were classified as “young.” With an occurrence rate of 26 per 100,000, in this series there was not a significant difference in sex throughout the decade. During the first 5 yrs of this study, 186 patients with cervical spinal stenosis were identified, of whom 37 were <51 yrs of age. Of 369 patients in the remaining 5-yr period with cervical spinal stenosis, 81 were <51 yrs of age. The proportion of those <51 yrs old between the two 5-yr periods was not statistically different. Although spinal stenosis, both cervical and lumbar, has been regarded as a disorder of the elderly, 21% of those with cervical spinal stenosis and 10% with lumbar spinal stenosis can be anticipated to be <51 yrs of age.

About Author Dr. Kingsley R. Chin

Dr. Kingsley R. Chin, founder of philosophy and practice of The LES Society and The LESS Institute
Dr. Kingsley R. Chin, Founder of philosophy and practice of The LES Society and The LESS Institute

Dr. Kingsley R. Chin is a board certified Harvard-trained orthopedic spine surgeon and professor with copious business and information technology exposure. He sees a niche opportunity where medicine, business and info. tech meet – and is uniquely educated at the intersection of these three professions. He has experience as Professor of Clinical Biomedical Sciences & Admissions Committee Member at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Visiting Spine Surgeon & Professor at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and Adjunct Professor of Clinical Biomedical Studies at the University of Technology, Jamaica.

Learn more about Dr. Chin here and connect via LinkedIn.

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The above study utilized LES Technology from SpineFrontier – leading provider of LES Technologies and instruments – offering surgeons and patients superior technology and services.

Scientific Paper Author & Citation Details


Slipman CW1El Abd OHBhargava ADePalma MJChin KR.

Author information

  1. Penn Spine Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, White Building, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

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