Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the channels that house the spinal nerves in the lumbar spine (lower back) or cervical spine (neck). Spinal stenosis generates pressure on the spinal nerves by compressing the available space in which they can function.

Causes

  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Age-related disc degeneration
  • Herniated disc
  • Congenital bone defects

Symptoms

  • Numbness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Pain in the back and legs
  • Weakness in the extremities
  • Difficulty walking
  • Problems with bowel control

Treatment

  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Laser Spine Surgery