What is spinal stenosis?

Answer 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 »

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What causes spinal stenosis?

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 »

What is foraminal stenosis?

You may not think about your spinal cord as the source of the numbness in your arms or legs. Your spinal cord, specifically, your foremen, in conjunction with age or musculoskeletal conditions can ... Read More »

What are the causes of lumbar stenosis?

Lumbar spinal stenosis involves a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lumbar (lower part of the back). This can exert pressure on the nerves and lead to pain and other complications. Spinal stenos... Read More »

What drugs can be given for spinal stenosis?

According to the American College of Rheumatology, spinal stenosis "occurs when the small spinal canal that contains the nerve roots and spinal cord becomes restricted," causing pain in the lower b... Read More »