Spinal Disorders

Overview

One of the very common spine disorders is the spinal stenosis. When a narrowing of spaces occurs within the spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine, it is called Spinal stenosis. Generally, it occurs in the lower back and the area around the neck.

Foraminal stenosis is the tightening or narrowing of the openings between the bones in your spine. These openings are known as the foramen. Foraminal stenosis is a particular kind of spinal column stenosis.

Two types of spinal stenosis have been identified, on the basis of the where the condition occurs. 

Types of Spinal Stenosis

It is also found that many people have more than one type of spine problems: 

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    Spinal Stenosis Symptoms

    The spinal stenosis symptoms often begin gradually, but as time passes they start to get worse. Though symptoms vary from patient to patient, the common ones are as follows:

    If you have these symptoms, you must see your doctor at the earliest.

    Causes of Spinal Stenosis

    We know that the spinal cord runs from the neck to the lower back. A spinal canal is formed by the bones of the spine, which works towards the protection of the spinal cord. In most cases, when something happens that leads to narrowing of the open space within the spine, it causes spinal stenosis. The other causes include:

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