What is Spinal Stenosis?  Causes of Lumbar & Cervical Spine Stenosis

What Is Spinal Stenosis?

As you age, the chances increase that you will experience a painful disorder caused by the bones or other structures in your back rubbing against your spinal nerve roots.

You probably already have a rough idea of what a spine is. Your spine is your backbone, and it allows you to walk on two legs as it supports your upper body. “Stenosis,” on the other hand, is a medical term not well known outside of the health profession. The word comes from ancient Greece, and it refers to a narrowing or a stricture. So spinal stenosis refers to the narrowing of the spine.

Whether you or someone you know has the condition right now, it’s highly likely that you will know someone with a narrowing spine in the future, as it becomes more common with age. Read further to gain a wealth of information about spinal stenosis. You will learn its different types, its causes, who it impacts, and what you can do about it.

What Are the Causes of Spinal Stenosis?


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