What causes spinal stenosis?

Answer Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of at least one area in your spine that places pressure on your nerves and spinal cord. Spinal stenosis can cause pain and/or loss of feeling in your shoulders, arms,... Read More »

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What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spine that normally occurs in the cervical and the lumbar spines (upper and lower spines). The narrowing puts pressure on the spinal cord or nerves around the co... Read More »

What is lumbar spinal stenosis?

Lumbar spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal canal narrows and compresses the nerves that travel from the lower back to the legs. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons states around 40... Read More »

What is spinal canal stenosis?

Spinal canal stenosis is a marked narrowing of the spine. Although any portion of the spine can be afflicted by stenosis, it is most commonly seen in the lumbar (lower) or thoracic (upper) regions ... Read More »

What are the dangers of spinal canal stenosis?

Spinal canal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, which can be caused by a family history of the condition, aging, injury, spinal tumors or arthritis. Many dangers are associated with this ... Read More »