Spinal stenosis, also known as spinal narrowing, is a spinal condition in which the spinal canal becomes narrowed. The spinal canal houses nerves and the spinal cord. With this condition, the spinal canal may place harmful pressure on the nearby nerves or spinal cord. As compression occurs, this may cause crippling symptoms that will affect daily life. This condition most commonly appears in the cervical and lumbar region of the spine.
Causes of Spinal Stenosis
Although there is no one cause of this condition, there are a few main factors that influence spinal stenosis:
- Age: The natural aging process may disrupt the anatomy of the spine and cause spinal stenosis.
- Injuries: Traumatic accidents and sports injuries can lead to this condition.
- Existing Conditions: Spinal conditions like bulging discs, bone spurs, osteoarthritis and spondylolisthesis can all contribute to spinal stenosis.
- Genetics: Patients can be born with a form of stenosis at birth or have a family history of spinal conditions which may lead to this condition.
Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
Symptoms of spinal stenosis only occur as nerves or the spinal cord are compressed. Here are some of the top symptoms of this condition:
- Chronic, localized pain
- Muscle weakness
- Tingling or numbness
- Limited mobility
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