Spinal Stenosis

Recent articles on Spinal Stenosis:
What is Spinal Stenosis?

In the medical field, stenosis means the abnormal narrowing of a body channel. When combined with the word spinal, it defines a narrowing of the bone channel occupied by the spinal nerves or the spinal cord.
Some people are born with a congenital form, but most develop spinal stenosis as part of the degenerative cascade. A few do not feel any effects of the narrowing, but as part of the aging process, most people will eventually notice radiating pain, weakness, and/or numbness secondary to the compression of the nerves or spinal cord. Read more for an overview of Spinal Stenosis.
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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Definitive Guide

As we age, the spine changes, often leading to a degeneration of the vertebrae (bones), discs, muscles and ligaments (connective tissues) that together make up the spinal column. These changes may lead to spinal stenosis.
The term “stenosis” comes from the Greek word meaning “choking” and is often the result of degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis and/or degenerative spondylolisthesis. When the spinal nerves in the lower back are choked, lumbar spinal stenosis occurs and most often leads to leg pain and other symptoms, as described in more detail at the link below.
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